Always use your better judgment. Always proceed with caution when dealing with online suitors and remember: it’s very easy for people to misrepresent themselves online. Always trust your instincts and don’t rush into any dates. If you feel uncomfortable or rushed, don’t go. Also, be weary of someone who:
immediately requests to communicate with you outside the dating site (remember, if you agree to chat with them on outside messaging service such as QQ or Skype, you have no way of reporting abuse and we cannot take action to block or ban the user)
Wants to meet with you straight away but reveals very little about his/her identity; gives vague answers to specific questions
Does not have a real profile picture
Asks for very detailed personal information such as full name, home or work address
Disappears from the site but then reappears under a different name
We can stress enough to always follow your intuition and instincts. However, since we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided by users, we strongly encourage you to take your time before meeting someone from eChina Dating in person. Get to know them better via the messaging service of eChina Dating and request to see more than one clear photo of the person you want to meet. Also, eChina Dating now encourages users to verify their profile. Users with the ‘V’ badge have submitted a photo ID and we have verified that their profile picture, name, nationality, gender and date of birth are indeed genuine. Please be extra cautious when communicating with non-verified members.
The first meeting should happen in a public place at a decent hour; lunch dates work particularly well. Make sure to tell a trusted friend or relative about your upcoming date, including the meeting place and time. If possible, send them a text to let them know you’re okay at some point during the date.
Make sure you agree on the meeting point and don’t get pressured into meeting somewhere unfamiliar to you; make sure your meeting spot is public, preferably with lots of people around
Don’t meet at your home or place of work
Don’t incur large expenses on a date without first discussing how the cost will be divided; be weary of meeting at a venue whose owner is known by your date
Arrange your own transport to and from the meeting point; don’t get into a car with a person you’ve just met
Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum or abstain entirely
Carry a fully charged mobile with plenty of minutes left on it
Don’t go home with someone on the first date, even if you feel good about the date; you haven’t spent enough time with them to assess whether your safety is at risk