FAQ for site guide and questions you may have about this site. If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Delly’s Matchups provides a safe and secure way to find and communicate with people of your choice. In a nutshell, you choose a username (a screen name or alias) and set up a profile describing yourself and the type of person and relationship you are looking for.
You can view other people’s profiles by searching the site and, in turn, they can view your profile. When you find someone that interests you, you can send a message (premium) via the site to their username. Your email address are never shown. In turn, you may receive messages from other members. These messages will be from their username and not their real email address, protecting both your and their privacy. When you are ready you may choose to tell the other member your real contact details. We recommend that you read our guidelines for safe online dating.
To become a member is free. Members can use most feature of the site. Only paying subscribers can write personal custom messages. Our subscription rates are very reasonable, please visit our subscription page to view our rates.
As a rule no. We’re not here to police our members. However, we reserve the right to hide, delete or modify unacceptable profiles. Amongst other reasons we reserve the right to delete or modify profiles that:
- Contain contact information such as email or Skype addresses, Telephone numbers, addresses, etc.
- Are illegal, e.g. under 18 years of age or solicit contact from people under 18 years.
- Are racist, or attack other groups or religions.
Please refer to our terms and conditions for full details.
1) KEEP CHATS RESTRICTED TO THE WEBSITE OR APP
“It’s really important to keep all dialogue restricted to the messaging services on the website. If you keep conversations strictly on the site scammers are unlikely to target you, because they know the dating site will detect their behaviour.”
2) BLOCK ANYONE SUSPICIOUS
“On the dating site users’ behavior can be monitored, so if someone becomes abusive or inappropriate, the site can respond accordingly. You also have the ability to block someone on a dating site messaging system.”
3) TAKE TIME TO GET TO KNOW SOMEONE BEFORE MEETING
“When you meet someone you can quickly feel like you know them really well, because it’s often easier to connect in writing and to read more into the written word than the spoken word. This can mean you rush into things, and relationships may move quicker than you expect.
4) ASK A FRIEND FOR ADVICE AND THEIR OPINION
“If you even get a gut feeling that something is not quite right, ask a friend for advice and their opinion. Sometimes our mind can trick us into thinking we’ve met the perfect match when in fact we are being conned by a scam-artist.”
5) RESEARCH THEM ONLINE
“Don’t be afraid to research someone you meet online. Use Google Images to check whether the photos they are using belong to someone else and check social media sites to ensure they really exist. You can also search for sentences and phrases online, in case they are using a known fake profile. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to just stop talking to someone.”
Charly Lester, an online dating expert and founder of The Dating Awards, offers tips on how to take caution when meeting a date in person.
6) ALWAYS MEET IN A PUBLIC PLACE
“Anyone you meet online is a stranger, and you need to remember that, even if you’re on a second or third date.”
7) COMMUNICATE WITH A FRIEND
“Let someone else know where you are, and check back in with that person at the end of the date.”
8) AVOID DRINKING TOO MUCH ON A FIRST DATE.
“While Dutch courage can be enticing, you don’t want to lower your inhibitions, and end up doing something you regret.”
9) DON’T GO HOME WITH THEM ON YOUR FIRST DATE
“Even if you’re getting on really well with your date, don’t go home with him or her on the first night. And remember that bringing someone home is no safer than going to someone else’s house. You’re still inviting a stranger into your home.”
10) DON’T BE AFRAID TO JUST GET UP AND LEAVE
“Online dating can be a great way to meet people you would never had chance to meet otherwise, but there are nasty people in the world, and online dating is just one of many ways you may come across those nasty people.
“Always keep your wits about you, and if you ever feel uncomfortable you should simply leave. Your safety is of paramount importance.”