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We care about our members and we are always pleased to help with advice. Dig4love.com offers a fun, safe environment that gives YOU control over your dating experience and allows you to progress at your own pace in order to establish a healthy relationship — whether it’s just a casual friendship or a passionate, lasting romance. Don’t be afraid to make connections. With a little caution and common sense you should be able to avoid that unpleasant surprise. The following tips can help to ensure your safety. We understand that you may not be a pro at online dating: explore safely and utilize the safety tips below for your personal safety and well being and enjoy the benefits of our free registration with Dig4love.com
Purely Practical Tips (For Dating On and Off-line)
Whether you’re off on your first blind date set up by a friend or you’ve found your love interest on Dig4love.com, your personal safety should remain priority №1. Below is a list of guidelines to help you stay safe.
DO guard your identity
Even in person, you wouldn’t give your number out to just anyone. Don’t share your full name, personal phone numbers, place of work, home address or any other identifying information while chatting or emailing until you are comfortable doing so.
Tip: Never post personal contact information in your profile. Don’t risk having this information fall into the wrong hands.
DO remain anonymous until you feel safe and ready to explore other options.
Dig4love.com gives you control over your online dating experience, and allows you to protect your identity until you choose to reveal it. Example: Sometimes, instead of asking for information, a person simply provides his or her phone number early in the email exchange. That doesn’t obligate you to use it. You might say something like, “I’m more comfortable just exchanging email for the time being.”
DO be careful when using a sexy name.
Keep in mind that, while using sexual connotations in your email address or username might get you noticed, it probably won’t attract the type of person you’d like to share a relationship with–or even a conversation for that matter. The same precautions you would use in dating outside the Internet should also be used on online.
Tip: Don’t include your full name or city of residence within your email address or in your username.
DO use a current picture and be truthful in your description of yourself in your Dig4love.com profile.
Misleading descriptions or photos can result in angry feelings and can end a relationship before it begins. In the long run, honesty is your best relationship tool. It will narrow down who is truly interested in you and not give false expectations thus a lasting match is more promising.
DO trust your gut.
Immediately quit corresponding when you feel unsure or threatened.
DO block abusers.
Dig4love.com STRONGLY encourages you to block any member who behaves in an abusive manner and to report the behavior to Dig4love.com.
Examples of abuse include:
Members sending harassing or offensive emails; Members behaving inappropriately after meeting in person; Spam or solicitation of any origin; Members asking you for money or donations; Any other violation of Dig4love.com policies.
Meeting Off-line – Think Safety First!
A first meeting with any new love interest can be exciting – and most first meetings are perfectly safe, but it’s always smart to take basic precautions. Trust your instincts. And be sure to keep the following guidelines in mind:
DO meet in public.
Always arrange first meeting in a populated, public place. Never meet in a private home (or in a hotel room) or in a remote location. WARNING: "DATING SITE MURDER - A JUDGE has warned of the dangers of Internet dating after jailing a psychopath for life for the brutal murder of a woman he had met for sex. Usha Patel, 44, was ferociously beaten and strangled to death by Miles Donnelly, 35, after the pair had organised to meet for up at her Cricklewood flat in north London. Patel was killed while her five-year-old son slept in the next room after the mother had invited the “lying and manipulative” man over on the night of October 7 2015 after meeting through the online dating agency, Oasis. A string of WhatsApp messages recovered from Ms Patel’s phone showed the pair had first made contact in April last year.
DO tell a friend.
Tell at least one friend or family member who you are meeting, where you are going and when you expect to return. Let your date know your meeting is not a secret.
Tip: Contact your friend before and after the date or ask your friend to contact you at a predetermined time.
DO stay sober.
Refrain from drinking excessively, as it could impair your ability to make good decisions and may put you at risk.
Tip: Stick to non-alcoholic drinks when meeting someone for the first time.
DON’T leave home without your mobile phone.
If you have a mobile phone, take it with you on dates. Most mobile phones can be used to call 911.
Tip: Make sure 911 services are available in your area. If not, know your emergency number.
DON’T ask the other person to pick you up.
Get yourself to and from the date, even if you have to have a friend to drive you or take a taxi.
DON’T leave personal belongings or drinks unattended.
Don’t risk having your personal information stolen. The same goes for your drink – don’t risk having it tampered with.
Tip: If you must leave your drink unattended to go to the restroom, order another drink when you return.
DON’T succumb to the temptation to take first dates to your home (or go to his or her home).
Stay in a public place, even if you are pressured. If you feel pressured, end the meeting and leave at once.
Tip: If you are followed to where you parked your car, stop and hail a taxi or go into another public place to use the telephone to phone a friend. Come back later with your friend to get your car.
DO set up a next date, if you are ready and feel comfortable.
And DO remember to follow all of these tips on subsequent meetings, until you feel confident with your new friend. If the other person is sincerely interested in you, he or she will want you to feel safe.
Long Distance Meetings – 6 Sensible Safety Suggestions
We now understand that the love of our lives might not live next door. We have learned to expand our searches to longer distances involving ‘long distance introductions’. Always keep safety at the forefront in this respect and bear in mind the following tips:
DO stay in a hotel.
If you can’t afford it, don’t go. NEVER stay at the other person’s home on your first visit.
DO use taxis to get to and from the airport.
If the other person wants to greet you at the airport – great! It shows interest and it’s polite. But DO NOT get into a personal vehicle with someone you are meeting for the first time.
Tip: Arrange a public location, and then take a taxi – alone – to your hotel.
DO keep your hotel location private.
Until you are completely certain of a person’s intentions, don’t tell them exactly where you’re staying.
DO keep valuables in a hotel or a room safe.
Don’t take them or wear them on your date.
DON’T forget to keep family and friends posted.
Always tell someone who you are meeting, where you are going and when you plan to return.
Tip: Let your date know that your whereabouts are not a secret to your friends and family.
DO get as many details as possible about the other person before meeting off-line.
Don’t forget to share some of those details with a friend or family member.
DO a little digging outside Dig4love.com
Because privacy is of the highest importance at Dig4love.com, we do not require our members to submit to background checks. We do, however, encourage members to do their own research on potential love matches including asking questions, utilizing Internet search engines and most importantly, use common sense. You can also ask your date to submit to a background check, but be careful — a background check is only as good as the information that is provided to the background checker. If you feel your date has given you incorrect information, you can’t rely on the background check results.
DON’T let love rob you blind.
Beware of someone who mentions how broke they are. Also be cautious if he claims he “just got sacked from work,” or that her financial adviser “scammed her out of all her money.” There are many forms of scams. You should research these, use common sense and use precaution at all times for you protection and well being.
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