A Savvy Dater’s Guide to Safer Online Dating



Zoosk wants you to meet, mingle, and flirt in the safest way possible. Trusting your instincts and following our tips will have you dating online and offline like a pro.


Notice a special someone? Say hi!  But keep your personal details private until you’ve had your first date.

  • Don’t share personal information—like your home address or phone number—until you’ve met in person.
  • Don’t text from your personal number right away.
  • Don’t provide your financial info for any reason.

The First Meeting

Congratulations! You have a date. Taking some precautions upfront will help you feel more relaxed during your outing.

  • Meet in a public place.
  • Use your own transportation.
  • Tell a friend where you’re going.
  • Limit alcoholic drinks.

Unsavory Characters

We do our best to make sure Zoosk is a safe place, but if you come across someone or something suspicious, simply click the “Report the Profile” button. We’ll take care of it immediately.

Scammers are clever—and heartless. They will do anything to take advantage of your thoughtfulness and generosity. Here are some scammer tactics:

  • Contacting you from a different country
  • Refusing to meet face-to-face or talk on the phone
  • Directing you to a pornographic site
  • Asking for money—especially for travel or medical bills
  • Selling you products or services
  • Claiming to love you right away

Reporting Suspicious Activity

If you come across someone suspicious, use the “Report this Profile” link on his or her profile. No Awkwardness Guarantee: No one will know that you clicked the report button!

We take your concerns very seriously—that’s why we have customer service representatives available to answer your questions Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm PST. Call 1-888-WeZoosk (1-888-939-6675) for customer or technical support.

For more safety tips, please click here.