How to Protect Yourself on Bisexual Dating Websites
Bisexual dating is easier today than before, thanks mainly to the easy access to innumerable online bisexual dating websites that one can use to find a suitable partner. Having said that, increase in the popularity and reach of bisexual sites have also led an increase in the number of dating scams.
If you are wondering how you can keep yourself protected from such scams, this post will prove helpful. Before we look at the tips for safe bisexual dating, let’s understand that in most cases the dating websites are not liable in case their users suffer losses while using them.
A dating website is responsible only if it didn’t provide service with reasonable skills and care or if it didn’t conduct certain checks which it promised it will. Apart from these two scenarios, probably in all other scenarios you will not be able to hold the site liable if you suffer financial loss while using it.
Tips for safe bisexual dating
- 1. Don’t give out personal details
You joined a bi dating site to look for a partner and repeatedly find that someone sends you an invite to chat, and when you accept it, among the first few things that the person asks you are your personal details. Beware of such people: they are not likely to be genuine.
Do not, we repeat, do not give your personal details to anyone with whom you are chatting on a dating site.
Scammers usually try to get unsuspecting users divulge the following information: credit card details, name of the bank, its location, and answers to common security questions, like your favorite author, your pet’s name, etc.
Another thing that you should be mindful about is not using any information that can identify you in your profile. This include, home address, phone number, place of work, etc.
- 2. Don’t give money to someone you’ve met on a dating site
According to a recent survey involving over 2,000 participants, every 1 in 5 people users of dating sites were asked for money by someone who had contacted them.
In case anyone asks you for money, report the incident immediately to the dating site. Also be wary of someone in your contact list who has changed her username as such person can be fraudulent.
If someone with whom you have just started chatting asks you to talk on another messaging service or for your email address, you should not entertain such requests.
Finally, do not click on a link within an email because could be a phishing scam.
- 3. Report fake profiles
In the same survey, researchers found that 2 in every 5 people surveyed found fake profiles. If you come across one, immediately contact the site in this regard.
Read the policy in place for reporting a fake profile on your site because different websites have a different procedure for reporting. Also block such people as well as others with whom you don’t want to chat using the block button.
Following the tips listed above will help you protect yourself on dating websites and enjoy dating to the fullest.