Networking Safety Guideline

When you are meeting new friends, safety is always an extremely important consideration. We are concern for your safety when meeting a stranger for the first date. To help you cope with any unexpected outcome, we provide some tips for your consideration.

Tip 1: Online Communication

You create a free account and your meet someone interesting online. Naturally, you want them to contact you offline. Unknowingly, you provide them your twitter, instagam or facebook account, e-,mail address or contact number. By doing so, you risk giving these confidential information to someone that may spam your account or worst to stalk you. 

Use funlink inbox for the first few contacts. You are safe and it is free to use. Study their profile for any inconsistency before meeting them in person. No one guarantees what you see online is what you will meet in person. Be extra careful. 

Never lend or wire any money to anyone you meet online. Any online transaction done is usually not traceable. You only risk losing your hard earn money. If you find someone fishy, block them and report to info@funlink.com.sg. We will take care of the rest. Your identity will not be disclosed.

Tip 2: Offline Dress Code

Depending on where is the date, Avoid too sexy dress for ladies on the first date. No low cut, see through tops or mini skirt. Be decent and look natural. For gentlemen, avoid flip flop, singlet, torn jeans or T shirt with vulgar language or obscene picture printed on it. Do not over dress with suit  and tie. It does freak off the ladies.

Tip 3: Meet in a Safe Place

If you decide to meet offline, inform a friend where you are going and when you will return. Leave your date’s name and telephone number with your friend. Never arrange for your date to pick you up at home or at your office.

Provide your own transportation and meet in a public place with people around. Choose a place preferably in town with buses or trains nearby.

When the date is over, leave on your own. If you decide to move to another location, take your own car or public transport. When the timing is appropriate, thank your date for meeting together and say goodbye.

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Tip 4: Trust Your Gut Instinct

Your instinct is a powerful medium for knowing when something doesn't feel right. Whether you read their profiles, responses to  free texts, your instincts tell you if something is "right" or if something is 'wrong'. If you feel something is amiss, back off, or proceed with extreme caution.

Stay online using the FunLink inbox for communication. FunLink website keeps you safe as you can report any spam and the administrator will take good care of it. Your identity will not be disclosed. You are protected.

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Tip 5: Meet only When It Feels Right

When you date online, you don't ever have to date offline if you don't want to. You can send virtual gift, messages or read their behavior survey to know more about them and you are never pressured to reject anyone. You should only meet them in person when you feel it is the right thing to do. Trust your instincts and they are usually right.

Tip 6: Tell Someone Where You Are

Inform someone close to you such as your close friend, the name of the person you are meeting, the place you are planning to meet, and the approximate time you expect to return home. This way, if things go wrong, someone will know where you go and how to contact you. Just be safe.

Tip 7: Limit alcohol

Avoid drinking excessively on a first date because these types of activities can impair your judgment. You'll have plenty of other opportunities to indulge so just wait until another time. Besides, you wouldn't want to make the wrong impression. Unless you can hold liquor very well, proportionate amount is always recommended. Keep your first date 'awake' and know each other first. Party can come later when you go with a group of friends.

Tip 8: Charged your mobile phone

Ensure that your mobile phone is fully charged and it must be switched on all the time. You may switch to vibration mode as not to interrupt the date. Always make frequent SMS to your friends especially for ladies if you sense something is fishy or wrong with the dates. Always inform your friends when the dates will end and never stay too late or after midnight especially for the first few dates.

Good luck in finding the right friend and have fun networking online or offline!

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