Casual dating and hookups are fun while they are safe. Remember that both online and offline connections require responsibility. No hookup platform can prevent you from malicious members unless you choose to stay safe and take precautions. These are essential tips on how to protect yourself on the Internet and in real life:
Choosing online safety over lust and curiosity is the first step to a successful hookup. Neglecting the following rules might ruin the user experience and cause issues. Here is how to avoid that:
Under no circumstances should you share credit card information, reveal any digits or allow in-app third-party transactions. Scammers are quick to possess online cards while only knowing payment card numbers. Avoid agreeing to share money even if the member asks for financial help. Remember to report suspicious members and block them after receiving strange requests.
Any scammer would love to obtain information, such as your full name or address. Even if you arrange a real meeting, no need to disclose the precise location. Even your phone number can be a weapon in a scammer’s hands.
There is no need to follow strange links from unknown people. Spam is a standard way of stealing money through phishing sites. If you are bombarded with meaningless requests, filter the user out instead of trying to negotiate with them.
Another important step of a successful hookup is remaining alert even if you like the person. Here is what you want to do:
Never stay over at somebody’s house if you don’t know them. Moreover, you should never invite a stranger over if this is your first date. Alternatively, you may stay at hotels with 24/7 staff assistance or meet in public places like cafes or bars.
It might sound absurd to share information about your hookup, but this measure may become life-saving.
STDs can ruin even the hottest one-night stand, so always care about protection. Remember that it is an equal responsibility of both partners.
Always call 911 in case of emergency. These are 24/7 essential hotline numbers:
Abuse, Rape and Incest National Hotline: 1-800-656 HOPE www.rainn.org
Planned Parenthood: 1-800-230-7526 www.plannedparenthood.org