Dating Safety Tips

Men4LTR is a great place to meet men for friendship, dating and fun and it is our hope that your experiences with other members will be fun and fulfilling.

Because every encounter may not be friendly and safe, we encourage members always to practice caution and common sense when using Men4LTR, especially when meeting anyone in person.

Please read through these important safety tips. They have been provided to help you protect yourself both online and offline and always remember, if you feel you are in immediate danger or have been a victim of a crime, please contact the police immediately.

Protect Yourself From Fraud

Never share personal or financial information with people you have met online or that you do not know very well. Do not send money to online acquaintances, especially by wire transfer because wire transfers are similar to sending cash. Do not give out any credit card information or your identification numbers such as a social security number.

Protect Your Privacy

Remain anonymous until you feel safe. Be cautious about revealing information that could identify you. Remember that if you give someone a piece of your personal information, such as your phone number or email address, they may be able to use Internet search sites to get your full name, street address or other personal information that might make you vulnerable to identify theft or stalkers.

If you want to give someone your real name, e-mail address, phone number, or any other personally identifying information you should also ask him to provide you with the same information about him. Use the information he has provided and Email him and/or call him to confirm that the information you have is valid. If you would like to know more about someone before you meet him, then we suggest that you use Internet search tools or conduct a background check to obtain more information about him.

Secure Your Login Information

Use caution when accessing you account from a public or shared computer. Do not allow your password or screen name to be stored in a public computer. If you share your computer at home, you should disable browser features that save user names and passwords, delete your browsing history, and empty your cache after using the site.

Never give anyone your password no matter why he say he needs it or who he says he is. If someone asks you for your password, you may report him. If you think someone knows your password, go to the My Account section of the site and change it. If you believe someone obtained your password through your personal email account, you should immediately change the password to your email account and the password to your profile.

Take Time To Ask Questions

It is important to get to know as much as you can about a possible date or encounter before you meet in person. One way to do this is to read their profile carefully, and be sure that what is posted on their profile matches what they are saying to you and that you like what he says. Ask direct questions and listen for inconsistencies. Ask for his name, where he lives and works, what he likes and does not like. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they communicate. Follow your gut.

Meeting In Person

If you plan to meet someone you have met online in person, remember, no matter how long you have been communicating online, you are really meeting him for the first time. Do all you can to verify that you know who you are meeting. You may have already asked for a picture, be sure to have a recent face picture and feel free to ask for some form of identification. Verification of identity, even through a web or cell cam, can help protect you from thieves and those that may seek to harm you.

Your first meeting should be in public and others should know where you are going. Give a friend his screen name and the other personal information that you have gotten from him. Print out his information (screen name, address, phone number, email address) and some of your communication, and leave it by your computer before you leave home.

Be sure to take your cell phone with you. Choose a comfortable meeting place like a café or an open park. Talk to him in a location where there are a lot of people around (people that can become instant witnesses in case of a bad date).

You may also want to ask a friend to call you during your arranged meeting time to check on you. Do not be afraid to let your date know that you have informed others about your meeting.

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