Stay Safe on Online Dating Websites
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
Online dating is now the most popular way to find a romantic partner and it is a relatively safe way of doing so. However, it is still important to be vigilant to ensure that you stay safe while using online dating websites.
Join a reputable website
Reputable dating websites have measures in place to protect their members. For example, Muddy Matches uses technology in combination with real human beings to look for scammers and we also have a secure payment system in place to protect your payment card details.
Take a look at reviews of dating websites online to see what experiences other people have had. It is also a good idea to read through the terms and conditions on the dating website.
Keep your private details private
Your online dating profile is your opportunity to let people know about who you are and what you are looking for in a potential partner. It is not designed as a advertisement board for your personal contact details, as this can lead you to unwanted attention. Do not include your full name, phone number, email address, social media hooks, or personal website address in your online dating profile.
Chat online first
Scammers will try as hard as possible to get people to move away from the safety of the online dating website by encouraging you to speak to them via telephone, Skype, or email. When you start to speak to someone, try to use the messaging service on the website until you are ready to meet up with them in person.
Don’t send anyone money
You might have heard it 100 times, but if not, NEVER EVER SEND MONEY TO A STRANGER!!! If anyone asks you to send them money, stop talking to them immediately and copy-paste the message into an email to send to the website administrator so that they can investigate for you.