Pleb strives to make a compatible match. However, efforts to take precautions must never be ignored. User safety is our priority; therefore, we always advise our users to take safety precautions both online and offline whenever you are communicating with a potential date and future romantic partner. To guide you and ensure your safety on this journey, below are the safety tips. We strongly recommend our users to follow the safety rules and ensure their own safety and people around them. However, these tips and guidelines are only suggestive as one is his own best judge.
You don’t want to give too much information about yourself to your date. Start off by giving them your first name only and the general metropolitan area where you live. Talk about your interests and things like that, but nothing revealing about who you are. Wait until you’ve gone on a few dates first. If everything seems good with this person, then you can give them a little more information.
Google is a research tool that anyone can use. Sometimes all they need is your first name and city location to discover more personal information, such as your last name, employer, birth date, etc. You need to know what kind of information exists about you on the internet. That way, you can be prepared for what your date might already know about you. Meanwhile, you should take steps to try and remove as much of your personal information from the internet as you can.
This should be obvious, but it bears repeating. You don’t want to meet strangers at their homes or in some private location. Otherwise, you could be putting your life in danger because you don’t know them that well. It is better to meet your dates in public places where there are other people around. This will allow you to feel safe as you get to know your date better.
Google goes both ways. As easy as it is for your date to research you on Google, you can use the search engine to research your date too. Type in their first name and location into the Google search box and see what you find. If there is any kind of negative history or arrests on record, you should be able to find them.
Do not tell your date where you work or who you work for. The last thing you’ll want to do is deal with drama from your date, especially if you two no longer see each other. They might feel tempted to call your employer and spread lies about you just to cause trouble. Therefore, talk about your profession in general terms without getting too specific about the name of the employer.
It is natural to drink alcohol on a date. But you need to be careful because people are always looking to take advantage of someone else that’s had too many drinks. This is the classic formula of a regrettable one-night stand. You need to have a clear mind and proper judgment throughout the entire date so that you don’t make this mistake. Only drink non-alcoholic beverages on the date. If your date doesn’t like that, then they are obviously not good for you.
Don’t be so quick to jump into bed with someone after the first date. This might seem old-fashioned, but you need to stay safe in the modern age of online dating. More importantly, you need to be sure that your date is serious about wanting a long-term relationship with you. If they are, then they should agree to wait before anything physical happens.
Facebook and other social media profiles can reveal lots of personal information about yourself. Link your social media accounts to your dating profiles wisely because then your matches might be able to see this information. Sign up directly on the dating platform without linking it to social media.
If any of your matches act suspicious or behave in a weird way, do not even give them another second of your time. Block them immediately on the dating platform so that they can never contact you again. If you’ve already met them and they’re acting strange, politely end things with as little drama as possible.
Before you meet someone in person, it is better to talk with them through video chat first. This is the absolute safest way to have a face-to-face conversation because you are not actually in the same room as them. In addition, you can verify that their profile picture matches how they really look.
Never respond to any request to send money, especially overseas or via wire transfer, and report it to us immediately – even if the person claims to be in an emergency.
Block and report suspicious users. You can block and report concerns about any suspicious user anonymously at any time on Pleb. Keep conversations on the platform. Bad actors will try to move the conversation to text, personal email or phone conversations.
Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you’re going. Make sure you have your cell phone charged and with you at all times.
You need to be independent and in control of your own transportation, especially in case things don’t work out.
You and your partner should use proper protection. Condoms and other mechanisms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting or passing on an STI, such as HIV. To be effective, however, protective measures must be used consistently. Please keep in mind, you can still get certain STIs, like herpes or HPV from contact with your partner’s skin even when using a condom.
The risk of contracting some STIs can be reduced through vaccination. Talk to your doctor or a professional at a sexual health clinic to learn more.
In the case that something has happened, immediately call the local emergency helpline. Emergency situations include a recent threat of violence or sexual violence, recent act of violence or sexual violence or if your health or someone else’s is in danger.
If something has happened and you’re in need of help, support or advice pertaining to physical or sexual assault, please call at helpline 7007-011-871 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org