Dating telephone calls
If possible begin with calls between cell phones as your home number can be used to find your home address.Of course this will cost a little more but you can’t put a dollar value on safety!The ODA Code of Practice is binding on members of the Association.As an ODA Member we are required to have appropriate and effective arrangements in place for dealing with complaints and enquiries.Sign up online and select your private number by state (you can choose any state! When someone calls that number they’ll go directly to that voicemail, thinking they’ve reached your real phone.You will be alerted by an email or text message and can then access their voice message over the phone or internet. To return calls make sure the number on your real phone is blocked and avoid using your home phone. You’ve been chatting online for a while and now you’re ready to speak to them. Using online instant messaging services is the safest, easiest and cheapest way to chat in real time. Enjoy the excitement of this step in your online dating relationship but keep these safe dating tips in mind.
This will keep your conversations exciting and interesting while ensuring your safety.
Be highly suspicious if the other person can only talk at odd or specified hours, talks in hushed tones or cuts conversations short by saying “Sorry, gotta go”. Are you worried you’ll run out of things to talk about with your online dating partner?
Scared about stuffing up the punch lines of your jokes?
The ODA provides general information on common enquiries users have about dating services but will not deal directly with individual complaints which are properly the responsibility of member companies.
The ODA monitors enquiry and complaint levels and the issues complained about.