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SAFETY TIPS FOR DATING ON ANELOVE

 

Meeting new people is exciting, but it’s always important to stay cautious when interacting with someone you don’t know. Use your best judgment and prioritize your safety, whether during initial message exchanges or in-person meetings. While you can’t control the actions of others, there are steps you can take to help ensure your safety during your Anelove experience.

 


 

ONLINE SAFETY

 

Never Send Money or Share Financial Information

 

Never send money, especially via wire transfer, even if the person claims to be in an emergency. Sending money via wire transfer is like sending cash – it’s nearly impossible to reverse the transaction or trace where the money went. Never share information that could be used to access your financial accounts. If you want to send money to a member of our platform, you can use the secure “Secret Gift” service.

 


 

Protect Your Personal Information

 

Never share personal information, such as your social security number, home or work address, or details about your daily routine (e.g., that you go to a certain gym every Monday) with people you don’t know. If you’re a parent, limit the information you share about your children on your profile and during early communications. Avoid sharing details such as your children’s names, where they go to school, or their ages and genders.

 


 

Report Suspicious or Offensive Behavior

 

You know when someone has crossed the line, and we want to know when they do. Block and report anyone who violates our terms. Examples of violations include:

  • Requests for money or donations
  • Underage users
  • Harassment, threats, and offensive messages
  • Inappropriate or harmful behavior during or after meeting in person
  • Fraudulent profiles
  • Spam or solicitations, including links to commercial websites or attempts to sell products or services

You can report any concerns about suspicious behavior from any profile page or messaging window. For more information, check out our Community Guidelines.

 


 

Protect Your Account

 

Make sure to choose a strong password and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. Anelove will never send you an email asking for your username and password – if you receive an email asking for account information, report it immediately.

 


 

MEETING IN PERSON

 

Meet in Public and Stay in Public

 

Meet for the first few times in a populated, public place – never at your home, your date’s home, or any other private location. If your date pressures you to go to a private location, end the date.

 


 

Inform Your Guardian Angel, Friends, and Family About Your Plans

 

Inform your guardian angel, a friend, or a family member of your plans, including when and where you’re going. Keep your cell phone charged and with you at all times, and don’t hesitate to share your location.

 


 

Control Your Transportation

 

We want you to be in control of your transportation to and from your date so that you can leave whenever you want. If you’re driving yourself, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan such as a ride-share app or a friend to pick you up.

 


 

Know Your Limits

 

Be aware of the effects of drugs or alcohol on you specifically – they can impair your judgment and alertness. If your date tries to pressure you into using drugs or drinking more than you’re comfortable with, stand your ground and end the date.

 


 

Don’t Leave Your Drinks or Personal Items Unattended

 

Know where your drink comes from and where it is at all times – only accept drinks poured or served directly by the bartender or server. Many substances that are slipped into drinks to facilitate sexual assault are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Keep your phone, purse, wallet, and anything containing personal information on you at all times.

 


 

If You Feel Uncomfortable, Leave

 

It’s okay to end the date early if you’re feeling uncomfortable. In fact, it’s encouraged. If your instincts are telling you something is off or you feel unsafe, ask the bartender or server for help.

 


 

SEXUAL HEALTH & CONSENT

 

Protect Yourself

 

When used correctly and consistently, condoms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting and passing on STIs like HIV. Be aware of STIs like herpes or HPV that can be passed through skin-to-skin contact. The risk of contracting some STIs can be reduced through vaccination.

 


 

Know Your Status

 

Not all STIs show symptoms, and you don’t want to be in the dark about your status. Stay on top of your health and prevent the spread of STIs by getting tested regularly.

 


 

Talk About It

 

Communication is essential: before becoming intimate with a partner, discuss sexual health and STI testing. Be aware that in some places, it’s a crime to knowingly pass on an STI. Need help starting the conversation? Here are some tips.

 


 

Consent

 

All sexual activity must start with consent and should include ongoing check-ins with your partner. Verbal communication can help you and your partner ensure that you respect each other’s boundaries. Consent can be withdrawn at any time, and sex is never owed to anyone. Do not proceed if your partner seems uncomfortable or unsure, or if your partner is unable to consent due to the effects of drugs or alcohol.

 


 

RESOURCES FOR HELP, SUPPORT, OR ADVICE

 

Remember, even if you follow these tips, no method of risk reduction is perfect. If you have a negative experience, please know that it’s not your fault and help is available. Report any incidents to Anelove and consider reaching out to one of the resources below. If you feel you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 (US or Canada) or your local law enforcement agency.

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