Transport Yourself to and from the Meeting You need to be independent and in control of your own transportation, especially in case things don’t work out.

Match welcomes everyone and empowers our community of users to create and cultivate relationships.

An important aspect of any healthy relationship though – whether formed on Match or otherwise – is ensuring proper sexual health and safety.

Condoms and other mechanisms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting or passing on an STI, such as HIV.

However, you can still get certain STI’s, like herpes or HPV from contact with your partner’s skin even when using a condom.

As part of the Match service, we have an extensive fraud prevention team that works diligently to identify and investigate any suspicious activity. has partnered with the National Cyber Security Alliance and joined the STOP. Taking the steps to protect yourself while participating in the community will help create a more positive experience for you and contribute to a better online environment for everyone.

There are certain steps that every person should follow while dating — both online and offline.

Any such communications should be reported immediately. You can block and report concerns about any suspicious user anonymously from any profile page, email or messaging window. Bad actors will try to move the conversation to text, personal email or phone conversations.

Report All Suspicious Behavior Additionally, please report anyone who violates our terms of use here.

Examples of terms of use violations include: First in-person meetings are exciting, but always take precautions and follow these guidelines to help you stay safe.