Good Rules To Follow
- Anyone who is able to commit identity theft can also falsify a dating profile.
- There is no substitute for acting with caution when communicating with any stranger who wants to meet you.
- Never include your last name, e-mail address, home address, phone number, place of work, or any other identifying information in your Internet profile or initial e-mail messages. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to trick you into revealing it.
- If you choose to have a face-to-face meeting with another member, always tell someone in your family or a friend where you are going and when you will return. Never agree to be picked up at your home. Always provide your own transportation to and from your date and meet in a public place with many people around.
Foreign profiles are more likely to be scams trying to part you from your money, especially Eastern European and
Philippine profiles. Nigerian advance-fee fraud has also been around for many years, but has lately been on the rise. These scammers politely promise tons of money
in exchange for help moving large sums of money out of their country. There are legitimate matches out there and in these countries,
but you need to be extra-careful and investigate the person you are looking to date. We recommend that you never send money or any other support to any user for any reason.
For more information on scams, view our Anti-scam Campaign. You can read more about Nigerian scams
Matchdoctor warns its members that Internet dating can be risky. We do not do any background checks of any kind of our users.
Matchdoctor members should get to know a potential date well before agreeing to meet. Initial meetings should use common sense,
such as meeting in a public place or be with a friend. Be careful, don't believe everything you hear.
Health Background Checks
If a relationship leads to sexual contact, you potentially are at risk for a variety of health hazards and for pregnancy. We do
not screen our member’s health background. We recommend that neither of you have sexual contact until you have an STD screening.
Make sure to consult your physician or public health authorities for safety advice.
Matchdoctor.com does not make its services available to anyone less than 18 years of age. However, we do not verify ages. Thus, it is your
responsibility to ensure that any relationship you have with one of our members is legal. If you have evidence of an under 18 year old
on our system, please report the abuse.
If you know of any questionable behavior by any of our members, submit an abuse report immediately!