Tips for staying safe on Smash

Welcome to the wonderful world of Smash, the casual dating app where sparks can fly and connections can be made! While we’re all about spreading love and creating meaningful connections, it’s crucial to prioritise your safety in the online dating realm. To ensure you have a blast without any unpleasant surprises, we’ve compiled a list of 10 suggestions on how to stay safe while using Smash. Let’s dive in!

Keep it Mysterious: No Sherlocking Required

As tempting as it may be to divulge all your personal information to your match right off the bat, remember that a little mystery goes a long way. Avoid sharing sensitive details like your full name, address, phone number, or social media account details until you’ve established trust.

Be our BFF

While we understand the urge to take conversations to other messaging apps, sticking to Smash’s platform can be a wise move. By staying within the app, you ensure that the spam-detection algorithms are working their magic to protect you from unwanted attention. Be wary if your matches make hasty suggestions to move to Snapchat or other platforms. Let the Smash team be your trusty wingman!

Gift Cards, Money, and Gas—Oh My!

If your match starts asking for gift cards, money, or gas, it’s time to hit the brakes. Be cautious of anyone who seems a little too interested in your wallet rather than your wonderful personality. Remember, love doesn’t cost a thing (except maybe some ice cream on the first date).

Location, Location, Location – But Not Too Precise

While it’s thrilling to connect with someone nearby, resist the urge to reveal your exact whereabouts. Sharing your general city or neighbourhood is enough to gauge compatibility without giving away too much. We want to foster romance, not a real-life Where’s Waldo game.

Red Flags? Wave Them High and Proud

If your match raises any red flags—like being evasive about their own personal information, acting suspiciously, or exhibiting erratic behavior—trust your gut. You’re a skilled flag-waver, so don’t be afraid to unmatch and move on. You deserve someone who respects and values your safety.

When in Doubt, Google It Out

If your date seems too good to be true or sends your intuition into overdrive, embrace your inner sleuth. A quick Google search can provide valuable insights and help confirm their identity. Just don’t go overboard and end up in the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories. We’re here for love, not a thriller movie.

Chat, Chat, and Chat Some More

Before taking the plunge and meeting face-to-face, make sure to spend enough time chatting and getting to know your match. Engaging in meaningful conversations can help you gauge their compatibility, values, and intentions. Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity to unleash your best jokes and witty banter!

Friends to the Rescue

Your friends are your ultimate safety net in the dating world. Share the details of your plans with a trusted pal and keep them updated throughout the process. They’ll be your virtual cheerleaders and can provide a reality check when needed. Remember, two heads are better than one when it comes to dating!

“ABC” Always Be Cautious

In the wise words of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, “I will not be ignored.” If your match is too pushy or disregards your boundaries, it’s time to take a step back. Your safety and comfort should always be the top priority. Don’t be afraid to assert yourself and set boundaries like a dating champ!

Trust Your Instincts!

The Heart Knows Best Ultimately, you hold the key to your own safety.