Safety-wise, meeting online is quite similar to meeting offline. As long as the same standard dating precautions are followed, using an online matchmaking service can feel truly as easy as dating offline. The main things to remember are: trust your instincts and use common sense just as you would otherwhyse.


Before you get started, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.


Safety Rules for Meeting Online


Remember that you are in control of your online experience at all times. You can remain completely anonymous until you feel ready.

Never include your personal contact information in your profile, especially telephone numbers, email, home address or your last name, and only give them out when your instincts tell you this is someone you can trust. It's okay to take your time.

Set up an email account just for online dating. Don't give a stranger your personal email address.

Ask a lot of questions and watch for inconsistencies.

Stay away from members who won't take no for an answer or pressure you for any kind of personal information. Other singles will respect your space and allow you to take your time.

If someone asks you to go to their personal web site or asks you for money, bank account details, credit card number or PayPal details or social security number - use common sense not to oblige and then report the situation to us.

If someone gives you a phone number with a strange area code, check it out to make sure it's not a charge number before you make the call.

Please report any suspicious members, messages or postings to NYRichdate immediately. This will ensure your safety and the safety of other members.


Meeting Offline


You are also in control when it comes to taking an online relationship offline. Plus, you have an advantage online because you can get to know each other before you meet. Remember that you don't need to take anything further than the computer or phone wires until you feel completely at ease. Proceed at your own pace! When you do decide to meet face to face:


  • Pick a public place.


  • Provide your own transportation to and from.


  • Tell a friend where you're going and that you will check in with them when you return home.


Using your own good judgment is your best bet, because ultimately you are responsible for your own experience. Trust your instincts and then have fun with the right people!


Scammers and Abuse on NYRichdate uses an advanced filtering system which automatically denies membership to suspicious users. This program blocks approximately 90% of all illegitimate membership requests. Being that no computer system is perfect, a small percentage of these scammers do succeed in entering the site. This is why we created the "Report Abuse" button, simply click on it and let us know why you think this member should be blocked. 

All public NYRichdate correspondence is monitored, and member profiles are scanned for fraudulent information. At the same time, it is possible for abuse to occur in personal correspondence. Therefore, we have developed an abuse report system by which we identify fraudulent profiles. A "Report Abuse" button is located at the top of every profile, and we ask our members to please report any suspicious members, messages or postings to NYRichdate immediately. This will ensure your safety and the safety of other members. Abuse reports are reviewed by us.