Be Responsible and do your own Research - There is a limit to an online dating provider’s ability to check the backgrounds of users and verify the information they provide.
They cannot do a criminal records check on every user.
Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.
Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.
You don’t need to give out your life-story the first time you chat – and you shouldn’t.
There will be plenty of time to share such details if your relationship develops.
- Remember that overtly sexual, provocative or controversial usernames could attract the wrong kind of attention. Stay in control when it comes to how and when you share information.
Always keep your bank and account information private.
The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.
Preventing Identity Theft Your identity is precious. Viruses & Spyware A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware.
And a person can become a problem without having a record.
Therefore, don't get a false sense of security because you're on a dating site; do your own research to learn more about someone and make informed decisions before you decide to meet.
Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.