Online Dating Safety Tips
Make your DreamDateUK experience as safe as it can possibly be.
We want you to make the most of your time at DreamDateUK and we encourage you to follow our basic safety tips as set out below.
With anyone you meet (online or offline) your judgment and instincts will play a large part in protecting yourself from physical or mental harm and we recommend you should act with caution at all times.
DreamDateuk routinely monitor account activities. We will investigate all complaints of unusual, inappropriate or falsified accounts.
Always keep in mind that it is always possible for people to misrepresent themselves. Assessing a member’s truthfulness and honesty is ultimately your responsibility. Don’t ignore any facts that seem inconsistent.
Trust in your instincts and remember that you have control over any online situation. If you’re talking to someone online, for example, in a chat situation, or in a forum (or by phone) and they say or suggest certain things that raise your suspicions, consider ending the conversation.
If you’re out on a date and you feel uncomfortable, make your excuses and leave.
There are many scams nowadays and you should always be aware. If something sounds too good to be true, chances are it might be?
We absolutely recommend you get to know someone before giving out all your personal details.
When accessing your account from a public or shared computer, always use caution and be aware of your surroundings so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
Here are some common risks that you should be aware of…
Beware of anyone who…
Immediately asks you to chat outside DreamDateUK. Always use our chat/messaging service to get to know someone first. It’s what it’s there for! It allows you to chat with someone safely without giving any of your personal details.
Claiming to be from abroad but currently living, working, or travelling in the UK.
Asks for money or any similar type of assistance. Especially if you have never met in person.
Asks you to assist with personal transactions (depositing funds, shipping merchandise, etc).
Wants to rush a relationship along. Always take potential relationships at a pace that you are comfortable with.
Tells you of a sudden personal crisis and pressures you into providing some form of assistance, especially financial.
Displays aggressive/controlling tendencies or asks inappropriate questions.
Makes claims that you are their “soul mate” or similar and that it was “destiny” or “fate” that led you to each other.
Requests your address (home or work) under the guise of sending flowers or gifts.
Tells inconsistent or repetitive stories.
Gives vague answers to specific questions.
Dodges questions or is vague about marital status.
If you encounter any of the above please let us know and we will do our best to investigate the matter.
Share financial information
Give out your credit card number or bank information
Share your social security number
Divulge your maiden name
Divulge any other personal information that could be used to access your financial information
Send money to someone you have never met.
Leave any personal effects unattended at any time with your date.
Go home with someone, even if it feels like they are the chosen one.
Sharing your personal information
At DreamDateUK, we strongly encourage you to be cautious when sharing personal information that could reveal your identity.
Never include any of the following…
Your last name, email address, home address, telephone number or place of work.
External URL’s (website addresses)
Beware of any messages that contain links to other websites, personal sites or any other sites.
Beware of links that click through to other dating sites.
Take your time
While you may want to get on and move forward as quickly as possible we recommend you take your time!
We recommend you use the DreamDateUK messaging service to find out as much information as is reasonably possible about any potential date, before using any external sources.
Furthering your relationships
When the time comes to ring a potential date, we recommend you use your phones privacy feature to hide your number, just until you feel comfortable to allow the other person to know your number.
Always agree to meet potential dates in a mutually agreeable ‘safe’ venue where both of you will have safety at the fore.
Don’t let high hopes cloud your ability to exercise reasonable caution.
Always use your own transport to access any dates, even if this means public transport.
Never agree to be picked up at home and always tell at least one friend or family member about your meeting, including any times you are expecting to return.
You could arrange with a friend to ring them when you get there and when you leave.