WATCH: ODA Consumer Video On Safe Dating This Valentine’s Day


With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the interest in online dating-related stories increases, and this year we’ve seen more and more regarding to the dangers of scammers and fraud.

The Online Dating Association is the latest organisation to release tips about how singles can stay safe during this period, where heightened activity on sites increases the risk of users being in danger.

The Chief Executive of the ODA, George Kidd said: “Our members use their know-how, their technology and their relationship with users to combat scammers. They work closely with the police whenever necessary to ensure fraudsters are found and prosecuted.

“In addition to monitoring profiles and user behaviour every ODA member has contact points where scammers can be reported and dealt with and signposting advice and guidance. The ODA logo on a site is assurance the site is run in this way.”

Scammers are a constant blight on the industry – to read our special report on scammers and dating fraud, sponsored by Scamalytics, please click below:

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Earlier in the year, the ODA released a collaborative legal package with London law firm Wiggin, designed to give online dating companies specialist and insightful legal advice at preferential rates.

To search which sites are members of the ODA, click here, and watch their Date Safe infographic video below.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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