Keep safe when meeting new connections by following these safety tips:
How to avoid a scam
Let's Meet At provides this service so that people can connect with like-minded individuals. Unfortunately there are people who use websites like ours to take advantage of others. For information about how to avoid a scam, please read our Scam Warnings page.
Safety tips for meeting connections online and offline
We want you to have the best experience possible when connecting with members online and offline. It is really important that you keep yourself safe, follow your gut feeling and report any unsafe behaviour to us. Familiarise yourself with the do's and don'ts below:
- Report any suspicious or unsafe behaviour to us - you can report to us online.
- Cease communication if you receive threats - use the report and block tools on the member's bio to report them to us.
- Keep your identity safe. We strongly suggest that you don't share your full name, email address, home address, or other identifying information such as your place of work until you feel you have built trust. We regularly monitor member's bios for prohibited content, including contact details.
- Think about the photos you share, make sure they don't away further information about your identify. Check with friends/family if they are in your photos, that it's ok to publish them and don't put children in your photos.
- Keep your account and passwords safe. Log out of your account after each session. Be mindful when logging into your account in a public space and on public computers.
- Take your time to get to know your connection online before meeting them. Only arrange a meeting when you feel comfortable. We don't conduct criminal checks on our members, if you would like more information about your connection, we suggest searching the Internet and public government resources for more information.
- Follow your intuition. If you are not comfortable with the person online or offline, remove yourself from the situation.
- Meet in a public place where there are plenty of people around you. A café, bar or restaurant is always a good idea (and you're a foodie so it's perfect).
- Choose a reasonable time of day to meet your connection.
- Research the venue you are meeting at before you go.
- Make your own way to and from the venue. Never let your connection pick you up from your house, or as nice as it sounds, walk you home. You are reveling your address and more of your identity before you know them.
- Let a friend know where you are going and whom you're meeting. Get them to check in with you during and after the meeting.
- Do be respectful of your match and treat them the way you wish to be treated. If you don't want to continue getting to know them, let them know honestly. Be respectful if they choose to end communication with you.
- Leave personal belongings unattended that could reveal personal information. Keep your belonging with you at all times.
- Meet at your house or workplace until you have got to know them better.
- Drink too much. Stay sober, avoid consumption of excess alcohol.
- Leave your drink unattended. Keep an eye on your drink at all times and know what you're drinking.
- Skip out on the bill. Go Dutch and pay your own way. Make it a level playing field for both parties.
- Leave your phone at home. Have a charged mobile phone with you at all times when meeting your connection.
- Go home with your connection after the first meeting. You don't know them well enough and you could be putting yourself in a harmful situation. Even if things are going really well, get to know someone first.