Geek Safely Folks

Dating Safety

Meeting new people is exciting, but you should always be cautious when interacting with someone you don’t know. Use your best judgment and put your safety first, whether you are exchanging initial messages or meeting in person. While you can’t control the actions of others, there are things you can do to help you stay safe during your GeekELove experience.

Online Safety

  • Never Send Money or Share Financial Information

  • 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 are a parent, limit the information that you share about your children on your profile and in early communications. Avoid sharing details such as your children’s names, where they go to school, or their ages or genders.

  • Stay on the Platform

    • Keep conversations on GeekELove platform while you’re getting to know someone. Because exchanges on GeekELove are subject to our Safe Message Filters, users with bad intentions often try to move the conversation elsewhere.

  • Be Wary of Long Distance and Overseas Relationships

  • Report All Suspicious and Offensive Behavior

  • Protect Your Account

    • Be sure to pick a strong password, and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. GeekELove 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.

Meeting In Person

  • Don’t Be In A Rush

    • Take your time and get to know the other person before agreeing to meet or chat off GeekELove. 

  • Meet in Public and Stay in Public

  • Tell Friends and Family About Your Plans

  • Be in Control of Your Transportation

  • Know Your Limits

    • Be aware of the effects of drugs or alcohol on you specifically — they can impair your judgment and your alertness. 

  • Don’t Leave Drinks or Personal Items Unattended

  • If You Feel Uncomfortable, Leave

Sexual Health & Consent

  • Protect Yourself

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

  • Know Your Status

  • Talk About It

  • 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. Read more about it here.