Dating Safety Tips in Nigeria
A note concerning COVID-19 from ClickDate
It’s one of the most important parts of ClickDate’s policy to care about our users’ health, safety and security. ClickDate is always used to be a secure platform to find new friends, meet new people and start the desired relationships. Our message to our users is the following: keep a social distance, especially our platform gives you an opportunity to search your best match online. Follow ClickDate to know some dating tips and always be informed on COVID-19 with help of the World Health Organization’s website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public.
ClickDate prepares several safety tips to make your experience on our site safe, secure and of course entertaining
Our Support Team has made up a list of notes and tips to make your online journey of finding your perfect match safe and secure. If you have any question, please follow our support pages at https://clickdate.freshdesk.com/.
Our Moderation team is working hard to make our system best in the world and make user experience as good as possible. We check every registered user/profile and photo added by any members and ensure requirements are kept throughout the site. Anyway follow your inner instincts while communicating or meeting a match, your judgment is very important to protect yourself. Follow ClickDate’s Safe and Secure Messaging Beware of users asking to move communications from ClickDate. Unintentional users try to remove ClickDate interaction as soon as possible.
- Never provide Financial or Private Information
- Never provide your credit card number or bank account information.
- Never provide your Social Security Number or other private information like your address that can help to get access to your financial information.
- Never send money or any other goods to another user. If you have been requested for any of the above mentioned points, please report the user to ClickDate. You can learn how to report a match here. Your concern will reach to our Moderation team for review.
Follow your common sense Please, always listen to your common sense while you’re on ClickDate.
Stop communication if you feel a user has bad considerations to protect yourself. Bellow ClickDate prepares several sore points which will be a red light to pause a communication with a match.
- Assures to be from Nigeria but is currently living, working or traveling abroad.
- Assures he/she are in a situation and need your help, such as (i.e. computers or gift cards) or money.
- Deactivates suddenly from the site then activates again using a different name.
- Assures to be recently widowed
- Asks inappropriate questions.
- Insists on deepening the relationship ahead of time
- Gives uncertain answers to any question.
- Insists on you to go against your principles.
Secure Your Account in Public Places
When accessing your profile from a public computer, be careful that others are not able to view or record your password or other private information.
Protect Your Private Information
Don’t mention your last name, email address, home address, telephone number or any other private information in your profile or email messages during early conversations. Follow and use ClickDate Safe and Secures Messaging to protect your yourself. Once you’ve given out personal information, you cannot take it back.
Do Your Research
We encourage you to do your own research before meeting a match in person. This type of search can include:
- Typing your match’s name into a search engine
- Searching social media profiles, etc.
Pay attention to the details your match shares with you. If something doesn’t feel right, trust your judgement and stop communicating with them.
Be Careful of URL Links in Emails
If you receive a message with a link (most commonly directing to view photos), please know that ClickDate does not have a place outside of the profile, to view photos. Use good judgment and be cautious when deciding to click on any URL links. In particular, be aware of links that lead to web pages which look similar or identical to the ClickDate homepage, including its log-in fields. These links are typically sent as attempts to “phish” for log-in information from users in order to compromise user accounts. – Not familiar with “Phishing”? Please visit our help pages Report any phishing scams to our Trust & Safety team by reporting the user to ClickDate. You can view how to report a match here.
Meeting for the First Time
Meeting in person is exciting. Have fun and explore the level of chemistry you share with your date while keeping your safety as your first priority. These tips can help you feel comfortable when you meet your matches in person: For your first few dates, meet your date in a public place. If your date pressures you to meet at their house or at an isolated place, please cancel the date. When it comes to drug and alcohol consumption, don’t let your date pressure you to do something you’re not comfortable with. Know your limits and be confident in your decisions. Use your own transportation, so you can leave when you want to. Never agree to be picked up at your home and wherever possible, drive yourself or use a ride-share app. Tell at least one friend or family member about your plans and when you will return. Arrange to check in with them after each of the first few dates. Carry a fully charged mobile phone with easily accessible emergency numbers. Make sure your purse and any drinks are always kept within eyesight.
Match Termination Notification
In the event ClickDate removes a match/closes an account for suspicious activity or inappropriate behavior or falsified information, you may be notified via email to discontinue communicating with the match in question. We strongly encourage all of our members to review emails received from ClickDate to ensure this communication is received promptly.
Keep It Positive
Not every match is going to be right for you, so closing communication with matches and having matches close communication with you is a natural and healthy part of the process. It can be hard to be rejected or close off communication with someone, but if you do, please be honest, direct and polite.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 112 or the number of emergency services in your area. Below are resources that can provide advice and support if you’ve had a bad experience with a match. We would like you to report any bad dates or violent incidents to our Trust & Safety team, so that we can take the appropriate action. You can view how to report a match here.
- Nigerian Suicide Prevention Initiative Counselling Centre, Call 234 806 210 6493 or 809 210 6493| https://www.opencounseling.com/hotlines-ng
- National Domestic Violence Hotline, 234-1-8209387 or 08052004698; 08180091072 | http://www.projectalertnig.org/
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4111066/
- Nigeria Police Cybercrime Reporting Portal, https://incb.npf.gov.ng/
- Hotline is for LGBT Nigerians seeking help, +234 813 242 0473 | https://76crimes.com/