hello, guys today we’re going to be talking about whether or not it’s safe to use or give your phone number on Tinder, so today we’re going to be talking about the safety around Tinder and giving your phone number.
So maybe you’ve just gotten started on Tinder. you’ve downloaded it from the App Store or google play now that it’s open it’s asking you for your phone number and you might be wondering well is this safe to give out is someone from Tim. they’re going to call me, well look no one’s going to call you directly from tinder HQ I can tell you that quite confidently. essentially what that phone number is for is to verify your account that’s because once you do sign up with your phone number. it will send you a verification code that you just need to verify to show that you do own that phone number you won’t get any promotional messages or messages from third parties to your phone number. so look at the end of the day is using your phone number safe on Tinder yes in my opinion it is safe it’s fine security has been of the utmost importance over there in the last few years. Especially so you can sort of rest assured that that phone number isn’t going to be sold or anything like that to any other third parties.
In my opinion, you’re safe you’re in the clear but you might be wondering about whether or not it’s safe to give your phone number to other users on Tinder which is a whole another can of worms that’s a little bit more complicated because at the end of the day it is at your discretion for me. I think it’s fine if you’ve been speaking to someone for a while you’re getting a bit of a sense for who they are and you’ve clicked it off and you maybe do want to consider meeting in person then you know there’s no too much harm done in my opinion, but as we all know there are some weirdos and creeps out there and just in my opinion guys my two cents. I don’t think you should go ahead and ask for somebody’s phone number or willy nilly that is a pretty personal piece of their information.
I suggest you only ask for it once you guys have hit it off you’ve had a fairly decent and in-depth conversation and you’ve maybe considered or spoken about meeting up in person but at the end of the day whether or not you should give your phone number on tinder that does come down to you. I’m not going to sit here and say that you won’t get any 2 a.m course from any creeps because as we all know some people who seemingly seem fine do end up being weirdos but don’t let that scare you off. I mean this is dating that’s pretty much the same as meeting some on eating a bar and giving them your number or taking their number.
It’s the same sort of risk but look I feel like I’m probably scaring you off at this point at the end of the day it’s your decision. In my opinion, it’s fine to give your number out on tinder to people that you’ve been having at least a decent conversation with first, and if they do end up just being weird and messaging all the time or give you any sort of call at any weird hour go ahead and just block them instantly. now one thing to raise on this note is to keep in mind that adding someone’s phone number and saving it to your contacts does generally make it a little bit easier for them to find you on social media sites like Instagram. that’s because websites like that have also required your phone number to signup and something that. I noticed personally on Instagram and Facebook. for that matter is when I have gotten somebody’s number.
Even if I don’t have any mutual friends they will come up as a suggested friend so keep that in mind if you do want to remain quite private in that regard maybe it’s time to sort of fiddle with your Facebook and Instagram settings a little bit or just keep that in mind and don’t give your phone number out if that’s something that scares you off. now look even though I am saying that in my opinion, it is fine to give out your phone number again.
I say this hesitantly because I don’t want to scare you off from even trying online dating. look every single dating app out there does have scammers or catfish if you’re not sure what a catfish is it’s someone pretending to be somebody else online. So Tinder Yes it does have some scammers on it just like any other dating app so yes even though I say oh it should be fine have your wits about you if someone’s being a little bit fishy and just wants your phone number right from the outset nice and early just probably say no and keep the conversation on tinder. before you’re certain that they are pretty much who they say they are but look in my opinion at the end of the day you’re pretty safe for using your phone number in tinder there’s no sweat. it’s private you’re fine but giving your phone number out that’s really on you now I hope that’s given you a bit of background and it’s helped answer your question at all.
Okay, guys stay safe be well and I’ll see you later.