Dating Safety Tips
Your Safety, Security, and Satisfaction is Very Important to Us
As the site responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other dating sites combined, your Jewish dating happiness means everything to us. Please read these online dating safety tips and use them as guidelines to help you have the best experience possible. Remember no matter how hard we work to keep you safe, it’s ultimately up to you to stay aware and employ common sense both online and offline.
Keep Initial Communication to Within Jdate’s Platform
If you are talking with someone who is acting unusually, you can report the profile to Jdate. However, the Jdate team can only investigate within the boundaries of the Jdate platform. For that reason, it’s best to keep your initial communication with a potential partner to within your Jdate inbox. If an online contact provides a link to chat on a different site, or they immediately try to pressure you into chatting via a different app, stop all contact and report the profile.
Keep Your Personal Info Private
Don’t share any personal information in your profile (like your last name, phone number, addresses or other identifying information), and keep that info private until you feel 100% comfortable sharing it with your match. Likewise, if a messaging contact asks for personal financial details like bank account or pin numbers, or your social security number, cease all contact immediately and report the profile.
Never Send Money to an Online Contact
Never send money — regardless of how nicely someone asks — and never give out financial information such as your social security number, credit card or banking information. If someone requests money, asks that you send them gift cards for online stores, or you sense a scam, report it immediately. Our customer service team is ready and waiting to help — that’s part of our commitment to you!
Insist on Photos
Try to limit your communications to those with a selection of profile photos. Users on Jdate, for instance, can upload up to six photos, and it’s something we strongly encourage. If you think someone’s photos don’t seem realistic, you can also double check them by using a reverse image search (https://images.google.com/) to see if they are in use somewhere else on the internet.
Go at Your Own Pace
When it comes to creating a meaningful, long-lasting relationship, slow and steady wins the race. Get to know someone before meeting them offline by chatting in real-time on Jdate to see if there’s chemistry! Ask a lot of questions and watch for potential inconsistencies.
And remember: while many of our members do find real love online, like all love it’s a process that takes time. Use caution when dealing with people who profess strong feelings right away, especially when they are professing that love on behalf of a friend using their account, or when they claim to be stuck in another country. This goes double when they claim to be in love with you but want you to keep it a secret from friends and family. Trust your instincts: if it seems too good to be true, use caution, and report any profiles that trigger alarm bells.
Always Meet in Public
Ask your date to meet you in a public place (like a coffee shop or restaurant) for your first few dates, and be sure to tell a friend where you’re going beforehand. You should also arrange your own transportation to and from the date. Don’t forget to bring your phone with you!
Trust Your Instincts
Getting to know someone requires a little digging, and a lot of common sense. That’s the best way to discover an ideal match online. Your good instincts will carry over into your offline date… and that’s how to ultimately find lasting love online!
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SAFETY
Your safety and security are our top priorities:
- Providing you with customer service support seven days a week
- Reviewing every profile and photo submitted by members
- Taking your comments and concerns seriously — if someone is harassing you or seems like a fraudulent profile, we will look into it and take appropriate actions
Check out our online magazine, Jlife, for expert tips, advice and articles on Jewish dating, relationships, Jewish weddings, marriage and sex. We promise to be with you on this exciting journey to meet Jewish men and Jewish women near you! So, now that you’re ready, it’s time to enjoy the process!