Safety Tips

Funa Dating Safety Tips

You should always be careful when interacting with someone you don’t know! Put your safety first.  You can’t control the actions of others BUT you can follow our online safety tips to STAY SAFE!


Do your research: Search for the person on social media platforms, Google and reverse search their photos to see if they are real. If is looks and sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!

Be careful of anyone who will not meet in person or talk on a phone or video call.

Protect Your Personal Information: NEVER share personal information, such as your id number, home or work address, or details about your daily routine.

If you are a parent, limit the information that you share about your children on your profile or to a stranger. Don’t share details such as your children’s names, where they go to school, or their ages or genders under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!

NEVER send money or share banking details or finances: NEVER send money, especially over wire transfer, BitCoin etc. You won’t get your money back!

Watch out for someone wanting a long-distance relationship: Scammers who claim to be from your country but stuck somewhere may be scammers. Watch out for people avoiding your questions or pushing for a serious relationship without meeting or getting to know you first.

Stay on the Platform: Keep conversations on the Funa platform while you’re getting to know someone. Because exchanges on Funa. Users with bad intentions often try to move the conversation to text, messaging apps, email, or phone right away.

Report All Suspicious and Offensive Behavior: You know when someone’s crossed the line and when they do, we want to know about it. Block and report anyone that violates our terms. Here are some examples of violations:

  • Requests for money or donations
  • Underage users
  • Harassment, threats, and offensive messages
  • Inappropriate or harmful behavior during or after meeting in person
  • Fraudulent profiles
  • Spam or solicitation including links to commercial websites or attempts to sell products or services

You can report any concerns about suspicious behavior from any profile page by emailing For more information, see our Community Guidelines.

Protect Your Account: Be sure to pick a strong password, and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. Funa will never send you an email asking for your username and password information. If you receive an email asking for account information, report it immediately.

Meeting in Person

  • Don’t Be In A Rush: Take your time and get to know the other person before agreeing to meet or chat off Funa. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to screen for any red flags or personal dealbreakers. A phone or video call can be a useful screening tool before meeting.
  • Meet in Public and Stay in Public: Meet for the first few times in a populated, public place — never at your home, your date’s home, or any other private location. If your date pressures you to go to a private location, end the date.
  • Tell Friends and Family About Your Plans: Tell a friend or family member of your plans, including when and where you’re going. Have your cell phone charged and with you at all times.
  • Be in Control of Your Transportation: We want you to be in control of how you get to and from your date so that you can leave whenever you want. If you’re driving yourself, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan such as a ride-share app or a friend to pick you up.
  • Know Your Limits: Be aware of the effects of drugs or alcohol on you specifically — they can impair your judgment and your alertness. If your date tries to pressure you to use drugs or drink more than you’re comfortable with, hold your ground and end the date.
  • Don’t Leave Drinks or Personal Items Unattended: now where your drink comes from and know where it is at all times — only accept drinks poured or served directly from the bartender or server. Many substances that are slipped into drinks to facilitate sexual assault are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Also, keep your phone, purse, wallet, and anything containing personal information on you at all times.
  • If You Feel Uncomfortable, Leave: It’s okay to end the date early if you’re feeling uncomfortable. In fact, it’s encouraged. And if your instincts are telling you something is off or you feel unsafe, ask the bartender or server for help.
  • LGBTQ+ Travel: Be careful while traveling

We recognize and believe in the importance of being inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations, but the reality is this: nowhere in the world is without potential risk, and some countries have specific laws that target LGBTQ+ people.

Check out the laws around you when you travel to a new place and research what types of legal protection, if any, are available to you based on sexual orientation. In the event that you’re in unsafe territory, we suggest toggling off “Show me on Funa” which you can find under the settings page.

If you have added a sexual orientation to your profile and choose to be shown on Funa, we will hide your sexual orientation from your profile until you leave that area.

It’s important to exercise extra caution if you choose to connect with new people in these countries – as some law enforcement have been known to use dating apps as tools for potential entrapment. Some countries have also recently introduced laws that criminalize communications between individuals on same-sex dating applications or websites and even aggravate penalties if that communication leads to sexual encounters.

Sexual Health & Consent

  • Protect Yourself: When used correctly and consistently, condoms can significantly reduce the risk of contracting and passing on STI’s like HIV. But, be aware of STIs like herpes or HPV that can be passed on through skin-to-skin contact. The risk of contracting some STIs can be reduced through vaccination.
  • Know Your Status: Not all STIs show symptoms, and you don’t want to be in the dark about your status. Stay on top of your health and prevent the spread of STIs by getting tested regularly.
  • Talk About It: Communication is everything: Before you get physically intimate with a partner, talk about sexual health and STI testing. And be aware — in some places, it’s actually a crime to knowingly pass on an STI. Need help starting the conversation
  • Consent: All sexual activity must start with consent and should include ongoing check-ins with your partner. Verbal communication can help you and your partner ensure that you respect each other’s boundaries. Consent can be withdrawn at any time, and sex is never owed to anyone. Do not proceed if your partner seems uncomfortable or unsure, or if your partner is unable to consent due to the effects of drugs or alcohol.
  • Resources for Help, Support, or Advice: Remember — even if you follow these tips, no method of risk reduction is perfect. If you have a negative experience, please know that it is not your fault and help is available. Report any incidents to Funa.

If you feel you are in immediate danger, contact your local police department!