Dating online is one of the safest ways to meet a partner or lover, or just to chat and flirt and make new friends.
We take your safety very seriously to help keep your dating experience as safe and hassle–free as possible. However, there are a few things you should bear in mind when using a dating site that will help keep you safe from the small minority of weirdos and crooks who are out to spoil your fun.
We’ve put this page together to help you stay safe and to let you know what we’re doing to protect your security online.
What can I do to ensure a safe and comfortable dating experience?
hookupdatefree allows you to contact potential dates without either person knowing the other’s email address, phone number or even their real name.
You should avoid giving out too much personal information about yourself to any potential date until you’re sure that you want to take things further.
Most people looking for love are perfectly normal and reasonable people, but you might as well be careful. Anyone with genuine intentions should be understanding about you being careful, and keeping your personal details private makes it a lot easier to break things off with a match if you decide for whatever reason that they are not the one for you.
Ok, obviously the aim of the site is to find you a dream lover, and you don’t want to hang around forever but don’t rush into anything. This is important for your own safety but also for the quality of your dating experience.
You should aim to find out as much as possible about a potential date and make sure that you trust and genuinely like them before meeting up or giving out your personal details. Of course, this still doesn�t guarantee that when you meet this person they’ll be the one for you, but it does improve your chances and means you’re more likely to spot and weed out any potential weirdo’s whilst still in the comfort of your own home
hookupdatefree has sophisticated blocking options built into the site.
If someone on the site is hassling you, sending you offensive messages, not respecting your privacy or if you just don’t want to talk to them you can use the block facility to ensure that they can’t message or chat to you or even see your profile or online status. You can use the block facility on anyone for whatever reason, but if it’s someone who really scares you or who you think might be unpleasant or offensive to others please let us know via feedback.
Of course you can’t experience everything online.
Eventually your aim is to find a match that you really like and to meet up to see if you can build a friendship or some sort of relationship.
You may have spent a long time chatting to this person online and got to know them, you may even have exchanged phone numbers and spoken in person, but you should still exercise caution when meeting up; however well you think you know someone you can’t be 100% sure.
To ensure your maximum safety on your first date you should arrange a meeting place where people congregate, preferably in familiar surroundings so that you feel comfortable, you could even take a friend along with you or arrange to have someone call half way through the date (this is also good if it’s going awfully and you need an excuse to run away!).
You should never under any circumstances invite a stranger to your home for a first date. In dating, as with all things in love and life, you should look carefully before you leap!
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