Staying Safe While Online Dating

Here at Free and Single, we love to get all our members dating, having fun and finding love.


However, we do know that online dating can be a scary prospect when you first start out – and not just because of a bad profile picture!


It’s important to be aware of your personal safety when starting to date people you’ve met online. You don’t want to have to be thinking about it all evening though, otherwise where is the fun?


We’ve found a great new application you can put on your iphone called which allows you to set an alarm to go off after your date is over.  Check-in with the app when you get home to turn it off and signal everything is fine.


If anything goes wrong, the alarm will let your friends and family know exactly where you are and that you haven’t come home as expected. Simple as that! If you feel uncomfortable at any time, you can even send out an SOS text to a friend to let them know you need rescuing!


Here’s some more safety tips from Free and Single to ensure that your internet dating experience is both fun and safe! (You can check out this safety tips for online dating article too).

  1. Tell someone you know and trust where you are going for your date and when you expect to be back.
  2. Make sure you have a mobile phone with you, and make sure it is fully charged before you head out the door.
  3. Make sure you stick to a public venue for the first few dates and don’t go back to their place until you’ve met up a few times and feel you can trust them.


Happy Dating!


P.S Let us know your safety tips in the comments – do you set-up a get-out telephone call with a friend? Do you carry pepper spray? Tell us your favourite tips for a chance to be featured in this blog.