Scammers and fakers – Protect yourself from fraud
Like every big dating platform, not only people with good intentions join our community. Please keep your eyes open and don’t believe everything. Does a profile only have photos of a porn actor? Do you only get to date this super hot guy if you register with a porn site first? A ‘serious and honest’ hot man from very far away wants to visit and marry you right away? Did you become a millionaire in the ‘PlanetRomeo Lottery’? If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!
We use human, as well as artificial intelligence (e.g., smart software) to remove these malicious profiles daily. However, if you still come across any profile or message that looks fake to you, simply hit the button and report it. Our system is smart, one wrong report won’t delete a Romeo but the more reports we get, the faster we can react.
Avoid uncomfortable situations
It’s possible that another user will rub you the wrong way, become irritating, or perhaps you just get a feeling that things aren’t right. Well, consider this:
Always be cautious, especially with new profiles. Keep an eye on the ‘known’ status (shown in every profile).
If you find a user annoying or bothersome, then you can block him. [See our FAQ]
Feel free to question a potential date. The only way to make an informed decision is if you are informed. So, ask if you want to know. If you’re concerned about being exposed to something, please take the necessary precautions. Of course, it’s also okay to ask him about his HIV or other STI statuses, but you can never be 100% sure.
Before your date
Meeting up for the first time is always exciting. Is he really that hot guy you drooled over when chatting with him? We hope so, but please keep a few things in mind:
- When it becomes more serious and you’re still in doubt, have a Skype call.
- Trust your gut feeling. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t meet up.
- Sometimes it’s better to plan your first meeting in a public place.
- Or tell a friend where you’re going, when you plan to be back and how they can reach you.
During your date
What you do or don’t do when it comes to sex is your very own private decision. Take it seriously and stick to it, even in the heat of the moment when you’re tempted by others. It’s your health, it’s your life. Nobody can guarantee that they’re free from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- If you host, don’t leave anything of value lying around.
- Don’t feel forced to do anything you feel uncomfortable with.
- Be brave and leave whenever you want.
- Don’t leave your drink unattended.