You’ve carefully crafted your Seeking profile and feel ready to start dating. Congratulations! You’re making the right moves in your journey towards an upscale lifestyle. But how do you make sure you attract the right person into your life?
Before you connect with potential partners, let’s discuss a few tips to improve the safety of your online dating profile and keep your Seeking experience secure. With these best practices, you can increase your chances of success and stay safe, while you enjoy the dating adventure of a lifetime.
Create a Unique Profile Name
Your Seeking profile name is an important component of your online dating experience. But, to keep things safe, it’s best to avoid using your real name, initials, or anything that could give away your identity.
Instead, choose an interesting profile name that stands out from the crowd. Keep in mind that this is also an opportunity to give members a glimpse of your personality. So, have fun with it! Whether you make it saucy, lighthearted, or intriguing—the idea is to keep it safe and memorable.
Post Exclusive Pictures
If you want ultimate privacy, consider using different pictures for your dating profile than your social media accounts or other platforms. This makes it challenging for scammers to tie your dating profile to your social accounts. Just like you wouldn’t post pictures of your weekend hangouts on LinkedIn, it’s smart to have separate pictures that you only use for online dating. By doing so, you can add an extra layer of protection against catfishers who could use a reverse image search.
Once you’ve gotten to know someone, you may want to share other pictures. We encourage you to use your judgment. Make sure that any other photos you send keep you and your loved ones safe, and double-check that they don’t give away anything you’re not comfortable sharing.
Keep Personal Info Private
Your “About Me” section is a key part of your Seeking profile. It’s great to share about your interest and give members a peek into your life, but refrain from sharing any personal information.
- Full name
- Address or other identifying locations
- Phone number
- Date of birth
- Social security number
- Where you work
- Net worth
- Banking or credit card information
Communicate Within the Platform
The Seeking chat feature is designed to enhance your online dating safety. It makes it easy to communicate with potential partners and get to know each other without having to give them your phone number.
For your safety, we recommend keeping all your conversations within the platform. Here, you can message others, have video calls, and even send funny GIFs. It’s everything you need to make a meaningful connection while safeguarding your privacy.
Use Technology as a Filtering Mechanism
The safety of our members is our priority. By choosing potential partners who use our security features and implementing them in your own profile, you can date with more confidence.
Some of the technology we have made available to help protect our community includes:
- ID Verification
- Background Check Verification
- Complimentary use of the URSafe personal security app
Additionally, we use extensive Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and human moderators (Human In the Loop or HITL) to identify red flags in both images and text.
Things to Look for in Other Profiles
Part of keeping yourself safe is also staying away from suspicious profiles. What do these look like? Here’s what you want to look out for:
- Duplicate profiles with the same pictures
- Only one photo
- Pictures that look too perfect, or pulled stock images
- Blurry images
- Incomplete or poorly written bios
- Automated responses to your messages
If you come across any suspicious behavior on Seeking, please report it right away. Our team is here to help and we want to make sure you have the best experience possible.
It All Starts with Your Profile
In the end, it’s important to protect yourself while dating online—and your profile is the window to online dating success. But before you make plans for that first date, remember to keep a vigilant eye on your online conversations and always take proper safety measures. This can help keep your profile safe and allow you to find the right type of partner for you. With these precautions, you’re sure to enjoy everything that Seeking has to offer and elevate your dating life.
For more safe dating help and other dating tips and tricks, be sure to check out the rest of the Seeking Blog. Ready to get back to dating safely? Log into your Seeking profile today and experience the type of dates you deserve with the kind of partners you’ve always wanted to meet.