How to Protect Your Personal Details

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Using an online dating website is a great method of finding a partner and it is a relatively safe way to meet people. However, it is still important to be vigilant to ensure that your personal details are kept safe.

Here’s how to protect your personal details…

Sign up to a reputable dating website

When you are selecting a dating website to join, take the time to read the terms and conditions to see how your personal details will be used and how they will be stored.

Make sure that the website that you are using has measures in place to protect your details against hackers and other security breaches.

Don’t share your personal details on your profile text

You wouldn’t hand out your mobile phone number to random people in the street, so why would you want to write it on your online dating profile for everyone to see? At Muddy Matches, we read though every dating profile before it goes live (even profile updates), and we stop profiles from going live if they include contact details such as telephone numbers, email addresses and website addresses. We also look at all of the photos that are sent through to us to make sure that you’re not holding up a sign with your phone number written on it, or posing in front of your house name, or number. We even block out number plates to make sure that people can’t track you down your registration details.

Use the online messaging to protect your personal details

By using the online messaging on an online dating website, you are not sharing your personal details with someone, so it is easy to cease contact with them and to block them if necessary. Don’t be tempted to give out your personal details within your first message to someone as it can make you look like a scammer and it is a risky thing to do until you know get to know someone.

When you do choose to swap personal details, some people choose to have a sim card and email address that they use just for online dating.