I'm planning on meeting someone. What should I remember?
Meeting someone through our Website System is inherently similar to meeting through specialized offline venues and as long as the same standards of safety are followed, you can feel at ease while getting to know each other in this new social scene. Just trust your instincts and use common sense.
If you are planning on meeting someone in person, remember the following:
Never give out your home or office phone number as an initial means of contact. Use the service features offered on our system or an anonymous e-mail address or mobile phone number.
Try and tell at least two people where you're going to be, the name of the person you're meeting, what they look like and when you expect to be home. You can provide this information without revealing the purpose of your meeting.
Always meet in a visible, neutral location. Provide your own transportation to and from and never make arrangements to meet or be picked up at your home or office.
Always meet in a public place like a restaurant or coffee shop.
Go at your own pace.
Plan for a short first date so that if you feel uncomfortable, you have an easy way out.
Avoid the "Cyrano-syndrome". Emails can be deceiving so don't get carried away in an email fantasy.
Always be mindful of the personal details you're providing and do not reveal information that may make it easy to locate you in the event you do not wish to see the person again.
Use your common sense and good judgment. If you get a bad feeling about your date, it may be better to simply cancel.