Dating is fun, meeting new people is exciting, but safety should be first. Be cautious when interacting with people you don’t know. It is best to use your judgement to protect yourself even if you just message someone or meet them in person. We really want you to be safe during your Emoter App experience!
Do not share financial information and never send money!
Never wire transfer money to anyone you meet online, even if that person claims to be an emergency! Do not share information that could ease others’ access to your financial accounts. If another user asks you for money, report it to us immediately. Unfortunately, romance scams are a reality; for some tips on avoiding them, check out the advice from the U.S Federal Trade Commission on the FTC website.
Never share personal information, such as your home or work address, your social security number or details about your daily routine (e.g., that you go to a certain restaurant every Thursday) with people you don’t know or barely met. If you have children, limit the information that you share about them on your profile or in early communications with new met people. Avoid sharing details that make them identifiable, such as their names, ages, genders or where they go to school.
Keep conversations on the Emoter App while you’re getting to know someone. Users with bad intentions or scammers often try to move the conversation to text, messaging apps, email, or phone right away. We respect your privacy, but if we are signaled inappropriate user behavior, we might verify the communication between users.
Sometimes, people are not who they say they are. Anyone who will not take a phone/video call, meet in person or push for a serious relationship without meeting is a big red flag! Scammers’ stories are complex, with lots of details and they usually play the victim so they can manipulate and ask for financial help. Always use your reasoning, take one step back and look at the whole landscape.
We care for our users’ safety and we strongly encourage you to report anyone that violates our terms. If you encounter underage users, people who request gifts/money/donations, harmful/inappropriate behavior during meeting or after in person meeting, fraudulent accounts, offensive messages, threats and harassment, spam or commercial/affiliate links, do report!
You can report any concerns about suspicious behavior from any profile page or messaging window at email@example.com . For more information, check out our Community Guidelines.
Be sure to pick a strong password, and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared device. Emoter App will never send you an email asking for your username and password information — if you receive an email asking for account information, report it immediately.
Take your time to get to know the other person before meeting them or chatting off the platform. Feel free to ask red flags screening questions; you might want to setup a videocall before meeting in person, for screening reasons.
Meet in public and stay in public for the first few times. It’s not a good idea to go in a private location with a person you just met. If someone pressures you to go to a private location, it’s better to end the date.
Make sure that whenever you go out on a date, someone knows your plans, including when and where and with whom you’re going. Also, have your phone charged and with you all the time during the meeting.
Be in control of your transportation and make sure you can leave the date whenever you want. Always have a backup plan, such a friend available to pick you up, money for a taxi, or even a ride-share app.
Know your limits and set boundaries when a date tries to pressure you to drink or to use drugs more than you feel comfortable with. Remember, you can end a date at any moment.
Don’t leave drinks or personal items unattended! Only accept drinks served directly by the bartender or poured from a bottle opened in front of your eyes. Nowadays, many unwanted substances that could be slipped in your drinks are colorless, odorless and tasteless. Your phone, purse and wallet should be on you at all times.
If you feel uncomfortable, leave. If your gut feeling says something is wrong, then high changes are something really is wrong. If you feel unsafe, ask a waiter/bartender for help, contact the friend who knows about where you are or a security person if you’re in a public location.
Be careful while traveling! We celebrate all gender identities and sexual orientations, but, unfortunately, some countries have specific laws that target LGBTQ+ people and we want our users to be safe, so get informed about the laws in the country you are traveling to, so you don’t put yourself at risk. It’s important to exercise extra caution if you choose to connect with people in these countries - as some law enforcement have been known to use dating apps as tools for potential entrapment. Some countries have also recently introduced laws that criminalize communications between individuals on same-sex dating applications or websites and even aggravate penalties if that communication leads to sexual encounters.
ILGA World did a great job and compiled the latest sexual orientation laws by country. You can show your gratitude for their work by donating to support their research.
Source: ILGA World, Updated March 2019
Safety and Protection are Essential
Condoms, when used consistently and correctly, can reduce the risk of passing or contracting STI’s such as HIV. Being aware that some STI’s like herpes or HPV can be passed through skin-on-skin contact and the risk of this happening or contracting such STI’s can be reduced through vaccination. It’s also good to get tested regularly both for your health and for preventing the spread of STI’s.
Talk About It
Communication is vital. Also is health, so before getting physically intimate with a partner, have the talk about STI testing and sexual health. Be aware that in some countries it is a crime to pass on an STI knowingly.
Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity and it should be clearly and freely communicated. Note that all sexual activity must start with consent and should include ongoing check-ins with your partner. Very important: 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!
Remember — even if you follow these tips, no method of risk reduction is perfect. If you have a negative experience, please know that it is not your fault and help is available. Report any incidents Emoter App, and consider reaching out to one of the resources below. If you feel you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 (U.S. or Canada) or your local law enforcement agency.
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) | online.rainn .org | http://www.rain.org
1-800-230-7526 | www.plannedparenthood.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 | www.thehotline .org
1-888-373-7888 or text 233733 | www.humantraffickinghotline.org
1-877-739-3895 | www.nsvrc.org
1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) | www.cybertipline.com
1-844-878-2274 | www.cybercivilrights.org
1-855-4VICTIM (855-484-2846) | www.victimconnect.org
1-888-843-4564 | www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org
1-877-565-8860 (US) or 1-877-330-6366 (CA) | www.translifeline.org
Click here for information regarding international sexual orientation laws from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).
Ending Violence Association of Canada
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
1 877 232 2610
1 888 642 2726
National Violence Against Women Hotline
01 800 1084 053
Red Nacional de Refugios (RNR) National Shelter Network
01 800 822 4460
Mexfam – Mexican Foundation for Family Planning
+55 55 5487 0030
National Human Trafficking Hotline
01 800 5533 000
Crime Victim Hotline (Mexico City)
Equipo Niños – Child Exploitation Hotline
0800 222 1717
Línea 144 – Violence Against Women Hotline
Ligue 180 – Violence Against Women Helpline
Disque 100 – Human Rights Helpline
Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) – Find Help
+32 3 201 16 90
SOS VIOL – Sexual Assault Hotline
0800 98 100
Ecoutes Violences Conjugales – Domestic Violence Helpline
0800 30 030
National Trafficking Hotline (Ac.Sé)
0 825 009 907
Le Planning Familial – Sexuality, Contraception, IVG Hotline
0 800 08 11 11
Viols Femmes Information Line – Sexual Assault Helpline
0800 05 95 95
Violences Femmes Info – Domestic Violence Helpline
Hifetelfon – Violence against Women Helpline
08000 116 016
0800 05 95 95
1800 25 00 25
Irish Family Planning Association
1850 49 50 51
800 290 290
DiRe Network of Anti-Violence Centers
+39 392 720 0580
Gestore1522 – National Anti-Violence and Stalking Hotline
National Anti-Trafficking Hotline
800 290 290
Commissariato di P.S. – Report Cybercrime
SAVG 24 HORAS – Violence Against Women Hotline (Madrid)
0808 2000 247
National Violence Against Women Helpline
0800 012 1700
National Domestic Violence Hotline
0808 2000 247
NHS National Sexual Health Hotline
0300 123 7123
0800 555 111
Action Fraud National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre
0300 123 2040
0808 802 9999
0808 802 0300
1091 or 181
Family Planning Association of India
(91) 22 – 4086 3101 / 2202 9080 / 2202 5174
UTD PPA – Women & Children Protection Hotline
0821 2575 1234
Unplanned Pregnancy Counseling Service
+62813 2717 1188
+62857 2900 1188
+62878 3977 0033
+62896 7467 7433
Sexual Assault Relief Center Tokyo
03 5607 0799
Rape Emergency Intervention Center – Okinawa
098 890 6110
Sexual Violence Victim Hotline
0570 0 55210
0570 070 810
Health Hotline for Tokyo Metropolitan Women
03 5339 1155
Korea Sexual Violence Resource Center
02 2263 6465
Children and Women Protection Hotline
Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation
02 2555 8595
Anti-Fraud and Internet Scam Hotline
1800 737 732
Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network
Family Planning Alliance Australia – Directory of Family Planning Clinics
1300 405 568
National Council for Women – Sexual Violence Hotline
Egyptian Family Planning Association
+20 2 24027852
Al Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence – Women’s Program
0800 150 150
021 447 9762
083 484 9409
Human Trafficking Resource Line
0800 222 777
Marie Stopes South Africa – Women’s Healthcare Centre
0800 246 432
INHOPE(To Report Illegal Online Content)
+31 20 257 1100
Global Modern Slavery Directory(Anti-Trafficking Service Provider and Hotline Directory)
Now Matters Now – Crisis Lines
Pathways to Safety International(Support and Assistance for Americans Abroad)