Be Safe, Be Curious
Online dating is pretty safe. Most people mean well and are genuinely looking for a connection. Others don't have good intentions, and we want to provide you with some tips that can make your experience with Curiously.com a safe expererince.
Get to know who you're communicating with - You want to feel really good walking into a first date, so make sure you have an understanding of the person you're meeting. That means having a dialogue and vetting the person out. If you feel like you're being pressured to meet before you're comfortable, take it as a sign and don't meet.
Meet in public - You might think it's a good idea to have someone meet you at your living space, but it's not. Pick a public place where you'll feel safe and secure, this way if you're ready to end the date you can simply leave.
Tell someone - It doesn't hurt to send a friend a text or email with some details about the date.
The devil's in the details - As with any online interactions, If somebody asks you about personal sensitive information such as, your social security number, bank or debit card number, home address, specific work information, or anything else, please DO NOT give them your information and report the user to support immediately. Whether online or in-person, always be careful with your personal information.
If it sounds like a scam, it probably is - If someone asks you to send you money - it's a scam. If someone tells you about an investment - it's a scam. If some one tells you a fairytale story of how the prince of a foreign country and needs your help - it's a scam. Report any spam or solicitations: If you receive something from a person that doesn't look right, let us know and we can look into it.
Inappropriate messages - If you receive content in a message that is offensive or inappropriate please report the user to support.
Sexual Harassment - If someone is harassing you, immediately contact support.
Avoid these top 3 dating scams!
- Pretending to be someone other than themselves.
- Fishing for personal information.
- Asking you for money.
Read more here: http://www.scambusters.org/onlinedating.html