Safety Tips

  1. Make the determination based on your personal judgment, intuition, and rational thinking if the member you have been connecting with is who they say they are before deciding to take it to the next step.
  2. Do your research. Check to see if the member’s information is accurate. Plug their name into a Google search or social media sites to determine if the member is who they claim to be.
  3. Never provide personal information such as family information, financial, and/or home or work addresses.
  4. If you decide to meet the other member, it is best to meet them in a familiar, public place in case that you need to leave if you feel uncomfortable or threatened.
  1. It is best to attend the date by taking your own transportation: driving yourself; taking an Uber; or being dropped off by a friend.
  2. Inform family and friends that you will be on a date and the location. Create a safe word if you need a loved one to intervene due to safety concerns of the date.
  3. If the date does not go well, and the member continues to harass you following the date, you have the option of reporting the member to the administration. Blind Fate Dating does not tolerate negative behaviors of its members.
  4. If the situation escalates, please report it to the local authorities.

The online dating process can be both exciting and stressful. If you notice that you start to develop negative thoughts and emotions about yourself, or the process, links are provided as resources if you need to reach out for extra help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE
www.rainn.org

Planned Parenthood
1-800-230-7526
www.plannedparenthood.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE
www.thehotline.org

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888
www.humantraffickinghotline.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
1-877-739-3895
www.nsvrc.org

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST
www.cybertipline.com

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
1-844-878-2274
www.cybercivilrights.org

VictimConnect – Crime Victim Resource Center
1-855-4VICTIM
www.victimconnect.org

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center
www.ic3.gov

LGBT National Help Center
1-888-843-4564
www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org

Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860
www.translifeline.org