A comprehensive guide to online and offline safety!
We are serious when it comes to our users’ safety. In order to safeguard your online as well as offline security, we constantly moderate our content- be it profiles, photos and language used on site.
But online safety is your responsibility as much as it is ours. Keep yourself safe and always think before you act. Here are some recommendations for safe user experience:
Choose a strong password. This one is a must, for reasons you can guess well! It is also recommended that you change your password periodically and do not disclose the same to anyone.
Do not list your personal e-mail address, home address, phone number, workplace details or other private information that can be used to identify you or locate you. Be cautious if you intend on disclosing personal details over messages. If anyone persuades you to give financial details or pressurises you in any other manner, kindly block that account and report it immediately.
Report any instances of stalking, sexual assault, fake profiles, etc. immediately! Block any offenders and let us know so we can block the offender's profile from the site. Any serious cases of abuse shall be dealt with by relevant authorities.
Take necessary precautions when meeting somebody offline. If you plan to meet, do so in a public place where other people can see you. Also, make it a point to inform someone where you are going and with whom. Charge your cell phone and keep it with you at all times. It is preferable to arrange your own transportation and make sure you use it, at least on the first date. Always be on your guard when meeting an online acquaintance offline.
Trust your gut! If your heart feels like something is off about a person or a situation, leave. Protect your belongings and do not carry excessive amounts of cash.
Lastly, you should be open and honest. Communication is extremely important if you are hopeful of taking the friendship further. Protect yourself against any risks that come with physical intimacy. Use protection and also have knowledge about the various STDs, the symptoms and how they can be transmitted. Also, regular testing is advised.
With all this being said, have fun and stay safe! Happy Chatting!