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Where the naughty boys are…
Our website is open to all honest gay and bisexual men. Just like in the real world, it’s important to observe a few key safety rules when online. Of course there’s no such thing as 100% security but you can do quite a lot to reduce the risks.
Your password should be longer than 8 letters and also contain some numbers. When choosing your password, don’t use anything that’s easy to guess (like your username or a variation of your username). Never tell other people which login data you use. Our team members will never ask you for your login data. Only use the “remember me” function on your login when you’re certain that other people don’t have access to your PC. Check that the email address you have given really is correct and that you’re the only one with access to your email account.
Designing your profile
Don’t forget that your profile is likely to be read by people who aren’t as well-intentioned towards you as you would like. But apart from the plain malicious, you have to consider that there are web crawlers and automatic robots out there trawling the web for email addresses and other choice bits of information. And some things are only dangerous when brought together (like your home address combined with the helpful tip you’ve left that you’re off on holiday!…)
Some things are just better omitted from your profile text like:
– postal addresses
– telephone and mobile numbers
– email addresses
– credit card or bank account details
– addresses of your employer, university or college
– date of birth
– photos of official documents
– info about consumption of drugs
Never upload any third-party photos from the internet onto your profile. In the worst case scenario the real copyright holder could prosecute you for un-authorised use or send you an outrageous bill for use of his property.
Users who play fast and loose with the truth as usually referred to as “fakers”. Their deceitfulness can range from fairly harmless misleading statements (like giving the wrong age!) to completely fictitious profiles. There are a number of reasons why people do this. Harmless fakers are generally out for hot pix or cybersex or want the excitement of taking on a fantasy role. But there are still serious cases which end in fraud, scams, theft or blackmail.
So when you’re chatting:
Be very wary of giving your telephone number, address or other confidential information. If the other guy’s profile seems a bit odd or strange, don’t send all your own private photos straight away.
Before your first meeting, never send any money or any invitation which could possibly be used to justify a visa application. If you’ve just had a pleasant chat with some guy, that’s no reason to jet half way round the world!
If you invite someone to your place, don’t leave any valuables lying around.
If you’re meeting someone in town, tell a friend beforehand who you’re meeting and where. Choose a public place with lots of people for your meeting. Don’t forget the lubricant!
How can I recognize a faker?
The best protection against fakers is not to let all the blood lite out of your brain for those nether regions. No genuine user will take it badly if you have a few polite enquiries about things that don’t seem clear to you. Not every profile without photos is automatically a fake profile, but the owner of the profile could at least send you a photo message. In an age of webcams, scanners and cheap digital cameras, there’s really no valid reason for not putting up a few personal shots.
Some obvious signs of fakers:
– his profile shows photos but when you ask for more he hasn’t got any
– watch out for details in the photos (a swimming pool in Stockholm…)
– check whether the profile details fit with the photos
– the guestbook’s crawling with faker warnings
– he seems shy in chat but his photos show wild piggy sex
– the user wants pictures from you straight away
Any profile with friends and you can see how many of them are discussing with this profile. If there a number of them and they’re visibly shown, you can take that as a good sign that the user is probably genuine. But even so, don’t be afraid to get in touch with one or two of these linked users and ask them in a friendly way if they really do know the user personally. But please remember that if a user doesn’t have any entries in this section, that does not automatically mean that he’s a faker.
Other points to look for which generally indicate that a user really is who he seems to be include a variety of different photos, various different entries in the timeline and a well-rounded, well-balanced profile text.
Online at your workplace
If you go online at your place of work avoid misunderstanding and inform yourself beforehand about the regulations governing the private use of the internet. For instance, your employer or your co-workers could check which sites you’re visiting during working hours or even read your messages. In a worst case scenario private use of the internet during working hours could be grounds for dismissal!