Meeting new people is exciting, but you should always be cautious when interacting with someone you don’t know. Use your best judgment and put your safety first, whether you are exchanging initial messages or meeting in person. While you can’t control the actions of others, there are things you can do to help you stay safe during your Tinder experience.
1. Never Send Money or Share Financial Information
Never send money through any means, even if the person claims to be in an emergency. Sending money is irreversible and often untraceable. Never share information that could be used to access your financial accounts or to make financial transactions on your behalf. Watch out for scammers who claim to be from your country but are stuck elsewhere, especially if they ask for financial help to return home. If a user asks you for money, report it to us immediately. For additional information, please read the United Stated Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Advice.
2. Protect Your Personal Information
Never share personally identifiable information with people you don’t know. This includes personal or office addresses, your social security number, or details about places you frequent (your gym, your doctor, and so on). If you are a parent, limit the information that you share about your children on your profile and in early communications. Avoid sharing details such as your children’s names, where they go to school, or their ages or genders. Additionally, be careful about sharing information such as your mother’s name, what school you went to, or other similar information commonly requested by online accounts for verification purposes.
3. Stay on the Platform
Keep conversations on the CoyAmore platform while you’re getting to know someone. Users with bad intentions often try to move the conversation to text, messaging apps, email, or phone right away. Sharing your personal contact number or email address might increase the risk of vulnerability. Additionally, keeping all your conversations on CoyAmore lets you have a record log that you might need later.
4. Be Wary of Dubious or Distrustful Relationships
Be wary of anyone who will not meet in person or talk on a phone/video call, especially when they ask for your pictures and social media profiles — they may not be who they say they are. If someone is avoiding your questions or pushing for a serious relationship without meeting or getting to know you first — that’s a red flag.
5. Report All Suspicious and Offensive Behavior
- Requests for money or donations
- Underage users
- Harassment, threats, and offensive messages
- Fraudulent profiles
- Spam or solicitation including links to commercial websites or attempts to sell products or services
- Promoting or displaying firearms, illegal substances, or representing illegal organizations.
You can report any concerns about suspicious behaviour from any profile page or messaging window here. For more information, check out our Community Guidelines.
6. Protect Your Account
CoyAmore prioritizes the privacy and information security of its users. You can further enhance our security measures by following some of the best account security practices. Be sure to pick a strong password, and only log in from a trusted device. Avoid signing into your CoyAmore profile from public or shared devices. The CoyAmore team will never send you an email asking for your username, password information, or payment information under any circumstances— if you receive any email asking for such information, please bring it to our information and report it immediately.
7. Meeting in Person
- Don’t Rush Into A Date
- Get to know the other person well enough before agreeing to meet or chat outside of CoyAmore. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to screen for any red flags or personal dealbreakers.
- Meet in Public and Stay in Public
- For the first few dates, meet in a populated, public place and avoid private locations such as your home or your date’s home. If the other person pressures you to go to a private location, either end the date, or keep your close/emergency contacts informed.
- Tell At Least Two Immediate Contacts About Your Plans
- Tell a friend or family member of your plans, including when and where you’re going. Make sure your personal phone is fully charged, within network coverage, and with you at all times.
- Have An Independent Mode Of Transportation To/From The Date
- Be in control of how you get to and from your date so that you can leave whenever you want. If you’re driving yourself, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan such as a ride-share app or a friend to pick you up.
- Know Your Tolerances And Limits
- Be aware of the effects of drugs or alcohol on you specifically — they can impair your judgment and awareness. If your date tries to pressure you to use drugs or drink more/faster than you’re comfortable with, hold your ground and end the date.
- Don’t Leave Personal Items Unattended
- Know where your drink and food come from and keep an eye on it at all points — only accept drinks poured or served directly from the bartender or server. Many substances that are slipped into drinks or food to facilitate assault are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Also, keep your phone, purse, wallet, and all other items that contain your personal information on you at all times.
- If You Feel Uncomfortable, Leave
- It’s okay to end the date early if you’re feeling uncomfortable. In fact, it’s encouraged. And if your instincts are telling you something is off or you feel unsafe, ask the bartender or server for help, text your close contacts, and end your date.
If despite following these measures you have a negative experience, please know that it is not your fault and help is available. Report any incidents to CoyAmore, and consider reaching out to any available help resources. For a handy list of resources, mail us at . If you feel you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 (U.S. or Canada) or your local law enforcement agency.