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Safety advice Match's guide to meeting and getting to know people without any issues
  • Key advice

    For a positive experience Read more
  • Keeping your account safe

    Your account is personal - protect it Read more
  • Taking the time to get to know each other

    Don't rush Read more
  • Reporting cyber-harassment

    Is a user making you feel uncomfortable? Let us know Read more
  • Avoiding potential scams

    There are some warning signs to look out for Read more
  • Enjoying your date

    Take some precautions Read more
  • Starting a relationship

    A strong relationship is built on mutual respect Read more
Tools for your safety Match tools you can use to take action if you run into any problems
  • Verify the authenticity of a profile

    What does the blue badge on some profiles mean? Read more
  • Blocking/unblocking a user

    How do you block/unblock a user? Read more
  • Reporting a user

    How do you report a user? Read more
  • Adjusting the visibility of your profile

    How do you activate the contact filter and incognito mode? Read more
  • Taking a break

    How do you deactivate your profile? Read more


Resources for information and support
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Enjoying your date

Take some precautions


Don’t hesitate to cut your date short. Is your instinct telling you that something isn’t right or do you feel uncomfortable? End the date straight away.

Carefully plan your transport, and choose when you want to leave. Think of a plan B (like a carsharing app, a private hire vehicle or a friend who can come and pick you up if needed).

Tell your friends who you are meeting and where.

Don’t leave your drinks or personal belongings unattended. On a first date, it is best to know exactly where your drinks are coming from.

Set yourself limits and don’t drink more than you wanted to.