We want all Smile 4 Dates memebers to be aware of how best to keep yourself safe online.
To try and help a little, we thought we would remind you of the golden rules that everyone should follow to make Smile 4 Dates as safe a place as possible.
Follow these few simple check points and you'll have nothing to worry about!
Choose a password that you can easily remember but that would be difficult for anyone else to guess. Childrens' names are easy, but just as easy for someone who knows you to guess too!
Smile 4 Dates has a wonderful messaging system which means you don't need to give out any contact information at all until you're happy to, so don't be afraid to tell someone that you'd rather stick to talking online for a bit longer. If they're genuine then they won't have a problem.
If someone you barely know asks to borrow money or asks for any sort of financial details whatsoever, then alarm bells should start to ring. You wouldn't expect someone you met in the pub last week to ask you for money, and you shouldn't expect it online either.
The bottom line, is that you should always stay in control. Meet in a public place, tell someone when and where you're going, and arrange to call them at a given time to confirm all's going well. If your date is worth their salt, they will completely understand.
The vast majority of people you meet online will be genuine people just like you who are simply looking for a date or some friendship. Unfortunately, it's best to plan for the worst and then allow people to prove themselves otherwise, but don't let the occasional dodgy character spoil your enjoyment.
Remember, Smile 4 Dates will never send you any e-mails asking for any personal details, so if you get anything like this, please forward it on to us.
Take care and have fun,
The Smile 4 Dates Team.
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How to stay safe when dating online
Please protect your anonymity until you feel comfortable disclosing information, so make sure that your screen name and photo reflect what you want people to know about you, e.g. some people like others to know that they are a Doctor and that’s fine if you are and you want people to know this, so perhaps post a photo of you dressed in scrubs, but if you want to keep this information to yourself, a smiling headshot would be fine ;-)
Use smile4 Elite dating's messaging system to protect your anonymity for a while, allowing you to find out more about the other members so that you can make discerning choices that best meet your requirements. When you talk to people ask questions and always go at the pace you feel most comfortable with, this is your opportunity to pick and choose the match that is right for you from the outset and we want you to have the best dating experience, full of happiness and
Every time you log into smile4dates.com you can see who has looked at your profile and access your own smile4dates.com inbox which contains all your messages and winks.
You can also use the advanced search functions to find for example, other singles by interest, age & postcode.
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"The pressure was really high leading up to the 'first date'. We both felt as if we had so much to lose if, for any reason, the first meeting did not go as hoped. We had invested so much time writing, texting and speaking to each other on the phone..."
"I joined the website on the recommendation of my mother! I spent a couple of weeks looking around, sending some messages and creating a diary blog. The diary proved very popular as I was posting funny stories about myself. I received a wink from a lady named Jules and she was absolutely beautiful..."
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