Our Best Advice
eReveal is a new service that enhances your confidence in dating. We want to make sure, too, that you observe some basic online dating safety measures to enhance your experience and protect yourself from people who might have malicious intentions.
We advocate for a healthy online environment for everyone. Below are some suggestions that we believe every person should follow while dating. Please review these tips; we do require, for your own safety, that you follow them.
Online Safety Tips
Protect your finances
Ignore any request to send money. Wiring money is the same as sending cash and you have no protections against loss.
Protect your personal and online access information
Keep safe all user names, passwords, bank accounts, social security number. Never give any sensitive information to people you haven’t met in person.
It’s easy to get caught up in the moment when dating. Avoid making any impulsive moves especially if someone offers you something that seems too good to be true. Scammers abound all over the web and dating apps / sites are not immune. Report to us anyone:
- asking for money or donations
- married or minors using the eReveal service
- members sending nasty or harrassing messages
- fraudulent profiles or members that seem like a computer with “canned” responses
Be careful with pictures and images
People send compromising images all the time but don’t be tempted: keep all your private pictures…private. We discourage you from putting too many “revealing” pictures on the eReveal app.
Block and report suspicious users
You can block members who are giving you unwanted attention. You can also anonymously report any concerns
Offline Safety Tips
Know the other person before you meet
Get to know the other person before you agree to a meeting or disclose personal information like where you live. There are plenty of resources, including doing a web search to find out more about the person you’re interested in. There are also plenty of Internet and government resources available to you and others.
Meet in public or places with high visibility
Pick a busy, public place for your first meeting. Never meet in a private location or a remote spot and never meet at your date’s house or apartment.
Stay in a public place
Although it might seem like a good idea, do not go back to your date’s home or bring them back to yours on a first date. If you feel pressured, end the date and quickly leave.
Tell a friend
Notify a friend or family member of your dating plans and where you’re going. Make sure you take your mobile phone with you.
For your first date, make sure that you drive your own car to the meeting place. In the event that things don’t work out, you don’t want to be dependent on anyone if you feel the need to leave.
It’s easy to make flawed decisions under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Make sure to avoid using or doing anything that might impair your judgement.
Decline and avoid long distance meetings away from familiar territory
Traveling a long distance presents unique challenges. If you’re going to travel out of town, make sure you keep your travel plans private and don’t reveal the location of your hotel. Keep your friends and family informed of what you’re doing. Use a taxi, rental car or hotel van to get to and from the airport. If you’re meeting at a restaurant or other public place, use a cab or your rental car.
We want your experience with eReveal to be safe and fun. Please consider these tips as a gentle request from the Team at eReveal.