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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

Emergency

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Starting a relationship

A strong relationship is built on mutual respect

 

So, you’re starting a relationship with another one of our singles? Here are some tips:

Ask for/give consent: at the start of any relationship, you must have consent, and you and your partner need to check in with each other regularly. Direct verbal communication should help you and your partner to make sure you respect each other’s limits.

This consent can be withdrawn at any time and a sexual relationship is not owed to either partner.

Stop if the other person seems uncomfortable, uncertain or unable to give their consent, due to the effects of drugs or alcohol, for example.

Protect yourself and protect the other person: it is completely normal and necessary to talk to your partner about your sexual health and STI testing before beginning an intimate relationship.

Get tested regularly and speak to your GP about it or make an appointment at a sexual health clinic, where you can receive free and anonymous services.