As you will have already noted, you are using CoffeeRomantic.Com entirely at your own risk as detailed in our Terms & Conditions. There are also a few things you should bear in mind before getting started, keeping in mind of course that to grow any relationship, you have to give a little to get a little, but it might be an idea to exercise caution when getting to know any potential new dating partners, whether you meet them in a bar, through a friend or on our site. Here are a few things you might like to consider:
It is our priority to ensure that you have a safe and successful experience on the CoffeeRomantic.Com site. We strongly recommend that you stay within the site to build up relationships over time, rather than giving out your phone number, personal email or instant messenger address to matches that interest you straight away. Remember that with CoffeeRomantic.Com you are fully in control of your search for love and can choose to take things at your own pace.
With online dating you get what you give. Honesty and communication have often been viewed as the cornerstones of a happy relationship, so by being honest about yourself and what you’re looking for in a partner from the start, you’ll have a better chance of meeting someone who’s right for you. Our research shows that members with photographs receive as many as seven times more responses to their profiles than those without. So be sure to choose a recent picture that accurately reflects how you look now. Pick a headshot that clearly shows your face smiling and in a flattering light, plus one full-length shot, and another showing you doing something you enjoy such as walking your dog on the beach.
When creating your profile, if you want to catch peoples’ eyes and stand out from the crowd, it pays to be specific in your interests and to highlight the qualities you have. Don’t just simply state ‘I have a good sense of humour’ or ‘I enjoy nights in with a bottle of wine and a DVD’. If someone you like the sound of shows an interest in you, take a good look at their profile. Personalising your first email to them is everything. Pick up on common life experiences and interests and make a connection that way. A first email is about getting the conversation started, not revealing your entire life story – so leave something for you both to chat about next time. Make responding to your email as easy as possible by asking them some questions, it’s important to remember that the person at the other end may be waiting for you to make the first move.
Get to know potential dates before meeting them in person by exchanging messages through the CoffeeRomantic.Com internal email. Help us to ensure the success of our community by alerting us if you come across anything you feel is not quite right. There is a report option available to you if you are unsure about the profile or activities of another member:
If you have viewed a profile that gives you any cause for concern you can email us at report@CoffeeRomantic.Com.
If you receive an email that you deem to be inappropriate you can also email us at report@CoffeeRomantic.Com
Your common sense and instincts are a valuable tool in deciding whether to pursue a relationship with someone you meet in any walk of life. Love generally happens over time, so if someone you’ve never met or have recently made contact with asks you for money, they probably don’t have the best intentions. Although scams are rare, it’s still a good idea to be aware of how to recognise the warning signals, especially if you have decided to communicate with somebody privately outside of our site.
If someone makes a declaration of love from an early stage in the relationship, be wary. If someone seems too good to be true, they probably are.
Requests for money or financial assistance are not acceptable. You should never send money to anyone you meet online; just as you would never give money to someone you recently met in a pub or cafe.
If someone avoids giving basic details about themselves, but asks you a lot of questions about your own situation, consider their motives. Don’t be afraid to ask questions so that you can build up a real picture of your potential match, and look out for any inconsistencies in the information they have shared with you. If you are suspicious, enter their name into an internet search engine, or report them to our customer care team.
If someone is genuinely interested in you, this will naturally develop into a decision to meet up with one another. If your relationship is solely via emails, text messages and phone calls and doesn’t seem to ever develop into a face to face meeting, consider ceasing contact and focusing on other potential matches instead.
Meeting for the first time can be extremely exciting, but be sure to keep your feet on the ground. Choose a public place to meet where you feel comfortable and secure. Coffee Shops, Coffee Bars and Cafes are great places for first date.
For your own safety, never agree to be picked up at your home, and always make sure you have a way to get yourself to and from the date. Tell at least one friend or family member who you are meeting, where you are going and what time you expect to return. Let your date know that others are aware of where you are going.
Stay sober throughout the date as having one too many could impair your ability to make good decisions. Keep your drink and personal belongings within sight at all times, and if you have a mobile phone, always take it with you. Most mobiles can make emergency calls even when locked, or out of credit.
Exciting as it is, you should always take extra care and follow the tips below when travelling to meet someone for the first time.
Stay in a hotel. If you can’t afford to stay in a hotel, don’t go. Never stay at the other person’s home on your first visit and don’t get into a personal vehicle with someone that you are meeting for the first time. Use taxis to get to and from the airport.
Keep your hotel location private. Until you are completely certain of the person’s intentions, don’t reveal exactly where you’re staying. Always tell a friend or family member who you are meeting, exactly where you are going, what you plan to do whilst you are away and when you plan to return. Keep in regular contact with this friend via text message or email and share information about your date with them.
Remember to follow all of the tips and advice on this page until you feel confident with your new partner. If the other person is sincerely interested in you, he or she will want you to feel comfortable and will be happy to take things slowly.