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Tips for staying safe when dating online

What was once considered unconventional or taboo has now become the new normal: online dating.

While the convenience and excitement of meeting a potential love interest is undeniable, it's essential to prioritise your safety.

Here are some of our tips for staying safe when dating online.

Stay on the app for as long as possible: Keep your conversations within the confines of the dating app until you feel comfortable sharing more information. Don't share personal details such as your full name, address, phone number, or financial information with strangers online.

Verify Profiles: Look out for inconsistencies in profile information or photos, which could indicate a fake or scammer. Take advantage of features like profile verification or linking social media accounts to verify the authenticity of potential matches.

Arrange Safe Meetings: Choose public locations for your first few dates, such as cafes, restaurants, or parks, and consider arranging your transportation to and from the meeting place independently.

Whether planning a coffee date or catching a movie, getting ready for a date is more fun when we share the excitement. You might also feel safer having a loved one knowing your whereabouts.

Tinder Share my date
Share My Date will allow users to share date plans direct from the app.

Tinder is launching Share My Date, a new feature that lets users share their date plans directly with friends and loved ones from the app. 

Share My Date will roll out across the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, India, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Mexico, Netherlands, Italy, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand in the coming months.

Be Wary of Catfishing and Scams: Be vigilant against catfishing! Watch out for suspicious behavior, such as overly flattering messages, requests for money or gifts, or inconsistencies in stories.

Report Suspicious Activity: If you encounter any fraudulent or abusive behaviour on a dating app, report it to the platform's administrators immediately. Your actions could prevent others from falling victim to similar scams or harassment.

Feel free to share your tips for safe dating below.

Stay safe lovers x


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