Online Dating Safety

We do everything we can to make a safe, trustworthy, secure site. But, there is no harm in taking a few extra precautions, just to be on the safe side. So, we have put together some hints and tips to make sure that all our members are doubly safe on

Stay anonymous.

You can contact other Mature Daters without giving out any personal details – not even your email address – and we suggest you keep it that way until you've built up a good picture of your new connections and friends. It's your call if you'd prefer to share your personal details, but we advise making sure that you have built up some trust before you do that.

Take your time.

We hope that at some point you'll meet someone on who you'd like to get to know in person – that's the whole point, after all. But remember, there's no rush. Exchanging emails is a good way to start a friendship or relationship and later you might decide you want to swap phone numbers too. Before you meet in person, though, you'll want to feel sure that everything your new friend has told you adds up.

Use your blocking options.

You can use the site's sophisticated blocking options to prevent another member from seeing your details or contacting you again if you think they've behaved offensively or the two of you just don't get along. You can also tell us about anything inappropriate that you see or read.

Be careful when arranging a date.

When you do decide to meet a new friend face-to-face, be sensible. Choose a public place to meet, and tell a friend where you're going and what time you'll check in with them on your return. Trust your instinct and don't feel obliged to stick around if you don't feel at ease. Consider taking a friend with you: a genuine date won't mind and your friend might even help to break the ice.

Use your common sense whenever you communicate with new friends – especially if you plan to meet in person. has been designed to be SAFE and SECURE. All communications made via this site are recorded and time-stamped. If you think that a member is behaving strangely, offensively or illegally, block them and report them to us straightaway.