Safety

COVID-19 Update: It has NEVER been more important that you follow all government warnings/protocols. If you are under an order to stop all non-essential movement outside the home, please do so. Dating is not essential. There are many ways to date virtually and safely on our apps through Live, NextDate, or 1:1 video.

Tips for Dating Safely

One meeting per second1 happens on The Meet Group’s apps. Here is what we ask MeetMe users to pledge to help keep users safe. This pledge will be available on all apps in early 2020.

Virus Safety

Our Safer Dating Advisory board of epidemiologists and infectious disease experts has provided these important tips to reduce the risk of contagion while dating.
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Meet Safely

Always meet in a public place if choosing to meet in person. Make sure someone you trust knows where you will be and when. Always arrange your own transportation. Avoid drugs and alcohol. If you get an unsafe vibe, trust your gut. Use the URSafe app to stay connected to help in an emergency.
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Don’t Share Personal Info

Never share personal information, such as your social security number, home address, or details about your daily routine.

1Meeting per second based on user survey data.

The Meet Group Safety Practices

Social Safety

The Meet Group is committed to leading in mobile and online safety. Nothing is more important to us than protecting the safety of our members. We have committed ourselves to high standards, adopted industry-leading practices, and vowed to constantly improve with the best-in-class safety updates for the app.

Learn more about our safety measures.

Safer Dating Advisory Board

Dr. Tali Elfassy, Ph.D.

Dr. Tali Elfassy, Ph.D.

Dr. Tali Elfassy is an epidemiologist and public health expert. She currently holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her program of research is focused on cardiovascular disease, social determinants of health, and more specifically, minority health disparities.

Dr. Melissa Sharp, Ph.D.

Dr. Melissa Sharp, Ph.D.

Dr. Melissa Sharp is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Her work focuses on clinical guidelines and “research on research” which aims to reduce wasteful research. She has worked across a wide variety of clinical areas including sexual health, mental health, cardiovascular disease, aging research, and meta-research.

Dr. Anu Hazra, M.D.

Dr. Anu Hazra, M.D.

Dr. Aniruddha (Anu) Hazra is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Chicago and the Director of STI Services at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. His research and clinical interests center around sexually transmitted infections and their impact on gender and sexual minorities.

Project Artemis: Fighting Child Predators

Project Artemis uses a database of common textual patterns, an age detection engine and custom detection methods to help identify child predators and prevent exploitation.

Learn more about how Artemis provides added layers of safety.

A Commitment to Safer Dating

Meet Group CEO Geoff Cook shares steps we’ve taken to improve safety in 2019 and our roadmap for 2020.

Learn more here.

Collaborating Our Way to Safer Dating

The Meet Group collaborates actively with industry partners, peers, NGOs, and law enforcement.

Learn more here.

Meet Group CEO Joins Safety Panel

Listen to our CEO, Geoff Cook participate in a safety panel alongside Sr. Counsel at The Match Group (Tinder, Match.com, etc.) and the CEO of Spark Networks (Zoosk, Jdate, etc.). Hear The Match Group and other leaders in safety like the Family Online Safety Institute and ConnectSafely.org comment on The Meet Group’s practices.

The Meet Group’s Safer Dating Advisory Board Participates in Dare to Date: Dating in a Time of Pandemic Webinar

The Meet Group’s newly-founded Safer Dating Advisory Board and CEO, Geoff Cook, takes part in a public webinar focused on safe dating in the age of COVID-19. Listen below or watch the webinar.

Ensuring Safety

500+

people — more than half our workforce — are dedicated to user safety & moderation

10M

images are reviewed per day through a combination of machine learning algorithms and human review

Far Less Than 1%

of daily active users violate the Code of Conduct, resulting in thousands of profiles being taken down each day

Thousands

of comments are declined in real-time before any one sees the comment

Core Moderation Technologies & Systems

Highest content moderation standards

Safety education pledge requirement

All live broadcasts monitored proactively

Majority of workforce dedicated to user safety

Prominent abuse reporting and escalating strikes system

Machine learning algorithms detect abusive videos, photos, and text

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

This year The Meet Group implemented industry-first safety practices and product enhancements:

  • Launched the most prominent Report Abuse button seen in any major livestreaming app
  • Shared full-screen reminders of content standards to streamers before they go live
  • Increased moderation staffing to 52% of global workforce
  • Joined the board of the Online Dating Association to support industry safety and best practices
  • Participated in an Online Safety panel with top social app companies and industry experts in safety and online standards
  • Announced and enforced a transparent Content and Conduct Policy

The Meet Group has integrated safety into the design of their operations, making their platforms and applications safer for children. Because of that, we are thrilled to have The Meet Group join our network of 400 partners across the world.”

Dr. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of The UN Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

We view The Meet Group as one of the leaders in the space, investing millions of dollars annually to keep its users safe.”

George Kidd, CEO of the Online Dating Association

We commend The Meet Group’s proactive approach to sharing best practices with other leaders in the space, and focusing on the wellbeing of users.”

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute

We recognize The Meet Group for their continued commitment to improving user safety on their apps and for providing industry leading safety practices.”

Mark Brooks, President of the Internet Dating Excellence Association

The Meet Group … take[s] the task of identifying registered sexual offenders to keep them off their platforms very seriously.”

Glenn Frankel, President of Family Watchdog

The Meet Group’s innovative contributions with the recently announced Project Artemis with Microsoft demonstrate its firm commitment to enhancing online safety. We are excited to welcome The Meet Group as the newest member of the WeProtect Global Alliance.”

Ernie Allen, Chairman of WePROTECT

We’re excited and honored to work with The Meet Group to help keep its users safe in this time of increased online connection, and beyond.”

Justin Davis, Co-Founder and CEO of Spectrum Labs