With access to JDate's many features like IM, email and chat, you have the most powerful online tools available to meet your beshert. With these tools, however, we want to remind you of some online safety guidelines to help make your journey to find love more enjoyable and worry-free. With JDate, you are in complete control of your online experience and should only share information about yourself once you are comfortable doing so.
By following standard dating precautions, cyber-savvy daters can feel truly at ease while getting to know each other. The main thing to remember: trust your instincts and use common sense just like you would offline. Using your own good judgment is your best tool because, ultimately, you are responsible for your own experience.
You control the pace of the relationship. You can remain anonymous until you feel ready, communicate with members at your own discretion, and decide when it's time to take your online relationship offline. One advantage of meeting online is that you can start to "get to know" a person before communicating and learn about them before meeting in-person. JDate also offers many safe opportunities for you to meet offline, in a group setting, so check out our regularly updated JDate event schedule for parties and events in your area.
Restaurants, coffee shops and malls are examples of public places; private homes or hotel rooms are not. Before going out on a date, always tell a friend or family member where you are going and check-in with them when you return home.
Examples of the kind of information you should not include in your profile include telephone numbers, email addresses, IM addresses, your home or work address, and your last name. Passwords should be unique, not a version of your name or birth date.
Stay away from anyone who won't take no for an answer or pressure you for any kind of personal information. Potential dates will respect your space and allow you to take your time.
We work hard to maintain the integrity of our community using both human and electronic screening techniques. However, from time to time, someone may get past our net. If someone asks you for money, for whatever reason, do not do so and please, report the situation to us via the "Report a Concern" button. If somebody is asking you, they may be asking others, and your report can help protect other members.
We have a customer care hotline, and ask you to call toll-free if you see anything strange so we can check it out.
We Wish You a Happy Search and the Best of Luck Finding Your Beshert,
The JDate Team