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Going on a Date? Dating Site Keeps You Safe

Going on a Date? Dating Site Keeps You Safe.

SparkleRoad.co.nz launches Dating SOS, an email/SMS emergency notification system for daters.

Your close friend is out on a first date with someone she has met on a local website. You’re nervous about her meeting a complete stranger alone. Later that night when you’re wondering if she is safe, you receive an SMS message from the dating site your friend subscribes to saying that she has not come home.

Internet dating website SPARKLE ROAD today launched its Dating SOS service. Aimed at people meeting someone for the first time, Dating SOS will contact friends & family by SMS if you’re late home from your date.

The service can be utilized by entering the time of your date into the website and when you expect to be home. If you’re not home when you thought you would be, an SMS will be sent advising the friend or family member that they should give you a call. An email message will also be sent containing the specific details about where you were going, and who you were seeing. When do you arrive home safely simply log into the website and let us know, and we’ll cancel the notifications.

CEO of SPARKLE ROAD, Chris Parker, says it’s a step in the right direction in promoting and enhancing awareness about Internet safety.

“Safety issues about meeting strangers offline is something most dating sites sweep under the rug, but we’ve made a move here to show our 75,000 members that we do care about their wellbeing, and wish to provide them with tools that will make them feel safer when they’re out meeting new people.”

He adds though that this is not a complete solution to the problem.

“The service is meant to add value to the commonsense rules such as meeting in a public place & trusting your instincts. Knowing that your friends & family will be contacted promptly if something should go wrong is a reassuring feeling.”

Dating SOS is available to members of SPARKLE ROAD through its website, www.sparkleroad.co.nz.

ENDS


About SPARKLE ROAD

SPARKLE ROAD (www.sparkleroad.co.nz) is an internet dating & friendship website with over 75,000 members. With a strong emphasis on community & safety, SPARKLE ROAD has quickly grown into a respected and trusted brand in the internet dating industry. More information can be found at www.sparkleroad.co.nz.

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