Unfortunately, on the internet, not everybody is who he seems to be, and not everybody is telling the truth. Some people are out to hurt you, steal from you, or worse. Others cannot accept when you tell them "no" and will stalk and harass you. Therefore, use all social media with caution.
cMatch is one of the safest Christian dating communities available. Most of our resources are spent on providing you a secure environment where you can meet new Christian friends and maybe your soul mate. An experienced staff thoroughly screens every single profile multiple times. We even might read the messages others are sending you. Our advanced monitoring tools are able to detect suspicious patterns pro-actively, helping us to respond swiftly.
Still, we cannot guarantee our 'safety net' will always work flawlessly and on time — no website can. However, if you take these precautions at heart, very little can go wrong, and online dating at cMatch is perfectly safe.
Do not reveal your personal contact details too soon
Take at least one week to get to know each other better using cMatch mail and chat, before sharing your phone number, e-mail address, WhatsApp, Skype or Facebook details. Exchanging your details sooner is dangerous and therefore not allowed. There's no rush to give up your privacy, since cMatch is safe, monitored and free. This way we can quickly track down and respond to unpleasant situations. Remember: cMatch has a 'block' button — outside cMatch it's much harder to make someone stop contacting you. By the way, this doesn't mean you have to take it to the next level after one week — only share your personal contact details when you're ready (see below: "Don't let anyone pressure you").
Do not trust people who immediately share their contact details
It means they're trying to contact you outside the safe and monitored environment of cMatch. Chances are they have bad intentions and have something to hide.
Do not accept invitations to contact someone through a paid service
Imposters posing as singles might lead you on and require you to join an expensive website or text service in order to keep talking to you. It's a scam to steal your money.
Do not believe people who are madly in love with you after just three e-mails
It's just too good to be true. It's unhealthy at best. Most probably you're dealing with a scammer who's after your money.
Never ever send money to someone you never met in person
If someone asks you for money or goods — or even hints at it by telling you a sad story — you can be quite sure you're dealing with a scammer.
Don't let anyone pressure you
Everyone has their own pace — don't get rushed. Don't let anyone pressure you to proceed beyond the point allowed by God, this website, and yourself. Someone who doesn't respect your boundaries and pace, could never be your soul mate.
Pick a public place to meet for the first time
Preferably, pick a crowded place, like a restaurant or a mall. Keep a close eye on your personal belongings (phone, wallet) during your date. Also, tell your friends or family who you're meeting, where you're meeting, and what time you'll be home.
Report unpleasant and suspicious situations
Throughout our website you'll notice 'report' buttons used to notify our staff of unpleasant matters and suspicious activity. In doing this, you're helping us to keep cMatch safe and clean. Please note that all reports are treated confidentially.
Online dating scam
Online dating scammers (sometimes also called romance scammers) are criminals posing as beautiful and interesting singles on social network sites, using fake photos. Sadly Christian websites are specifically and massively targeted by 'Christian' scammers. They operate by contacting their victims using the most romantic messages. They usually pretend to fall in love with their victims after just 2 or 3 e-mail messages. After winning their trust, they request money using stories like "my mom is seriously ill", "my credit card is stolen", "I have no money to pay for my tuition fees", "the orphanage of my church needs funds", "I want to meet you but need money for travel and visa arrangements", or "I'm sending you a gift but first you need to help me pay shipping fees". Of course, none of this is true.
Webcam spammers join community sites to lure men to have paid (sex) cam sessions. This is often done by girls flirting with single men on dating sites. However, chatting, or watching them on a webcam, is only possible after joining a certain paid service. Sometimes the girl's profile is entirely fake and posted by an adult website.