Our Tips For Staying Safe In The Digital Dating World

Yes we know, you are a strong independent man but there are still always a few things to be mindful about when stepping into the world of online dating.

Online Do's

Keep Your Profile Friendly And Don't Panic

It doesn’t have to be a biography, unless writing biographies is your thing. Be honest about what you are looking for in a partner as well, we all know how bad it can feel to be strung along by someone.

Be Honest And Respectful To Others

You don’t need to tell him what you have had for dinner every night this week but an honest profile is a good one.  Honesty is always the best policy don’t forget.

Only Message People You're Interested In

Nobody likes a time waster or someone who starts fights for the fun of it, so make sure you aren’t ‘that guy’.

Use Clear, Current And Respectful Profiles Of Yourself On Your Profile

This is so important.  You can guarantee the photo is pretty much one of the first things that will be looked at on your profile; if not the first thing.  Choose a selection of ones you like and are proud of.  On Gaydar, you can save these photos in both public and private galleries.  Let these photos show your personality.  Beach shots are always get great attention!  However, I think we can all agree that ‘the selfie’ has taken the number one spot on the photo rank.

If You Do See Anything Suspicious Or Offensive, Report It

Rather than being the hero yourself, report abuse to the Gaydar team. It’s not worth getting into an argument and putting a downer on your day or night.  Just email our support team – support@gaydar.net.

Check To See He Has A Detailed Profile

While some choose to leave details out of their profile because they are shy about what to say, it’s sometimes a bad sign when a user chooses to not post any pictures of themselves and has cryptic messages in their biography section.

Use Different Photos For Your Own Profile

Try not to use pictures you already have of yourself on other social media outlet. Why? Because often these pictures can link to details like your private email address, phone number etc which you may have added let’s say to your Facebook profile.

Online Dont's

Give Out Personal Information

This one may seem obvious and often allot of guys to give out home addresses quite quickly.  But if you can take the time to get to know him first and maybe meet somewhere a bit more public, we’d suggest that!

Abuse People After Being Rejected

As Dita Von Teese said “you can be the sweetest peach in the world, but some people just don’t like peaches.” You aren’t going to want to date everyone you see, not everyone is going to want to date you, but abusing people isn’t going to make you look good and it probably won’t make you feel better either.  Although sometimes it can get good to get that niggling thing off your chest!

Be Too Forward With Everyone You Message

Some people might be DTF but not everyone. Being too lewd or explicit in messages might put some guys off. There’s a way of asking for something without being too sexually explicit.