Should a fellow Swan take your fancy and you want to test the waters and take the dive from the online platform to the real world, that’s fantastic! However we advise you to take a read of our safety tips below...
Be sure to meet in a public domain
We do not recommend inviting any Swans into your home or nest when meeting for the first time. Why not take the excitement of a 1st date to a trendy new bar or go for a walk in daylight hours where you know there will be plenty of other people around. Take your time and get to know the other person before agreeing to meet or chat off Swanned.
Tell a friend, relative, colleague who you are meeting
We don’t mind who you tell, just make sure someone knows where and when you’re going. It’s so simple to do and you don’t need to tell the world, just one responsible person. It’s a good idea to take screenshots of all conversations in your phone as well.
Have a backup plan.
Have your own transport or way home. If you feel uncomfortable on a first meeting, make up an excuse and leave (‘Sorry I can’t stay long … I have a meeting in the morning’). You don’t have to stay in a situation to be polite.
We all like to have a good time but please take care to limit your alcohol consumption. Too many drinks lead us all to more questionably decision making (as well as sore heads the next morning!). At the end of the day, if your Swan match is a keeper, you’ll have to make sure you get on without the effects and enhancements of inebriation! As well, know where your drink comes from and know where it is at all times — only accept drinks poured or served directly from the bartender or server. Many substances that are slipped into drinks to facilitate sexual assault are odorless, colorless, and tasteless.
Think before you give out your personal details to fellow Swans
Although we will keep tabs on any naughty behaviour (and will kick off any offenders of behaviour that is not in keeping with the ethos of our app) we obviously cannot meet with all our Swans in person, so cannot vouch for all of them. Before you hand out your digits, have a think whether you want a particular Swan to be able to chap on your door or ping your phone without the added barrier of the Swanned App.
Practise safe sex
Need we say more. And hanky panky of course is always fully consensual.
Do not share private and personal data with fellow Swans
Swans should not exchange any bank details or involve themselves in any financial arrangements with any other users. Swanned Pty Ltd cannot be held liable for any damages or loss for any actions taken by individual users on Swanned so please remember to think carefully before you act.
Protect yourself online
Be sure to pick a strong password, and always be careful when logging into your account from a public or shared computer. Read our guide to keeping yourself safe online.
Watch out for scammers
A user seems too good to be true? Someone asking you to send them
money? They could well be a scammer. Have your wits about you when
talking to people you have just met. Never share your financial
information, even if someone claims it is a life or death
situation. See our comprehensive guide on what to look out for
when it comes to scammers.
See our guide to scammers.
Report all suspicious behavior
Let us know about any odd balls or users not playing by the rules. Please block and report anyone that violates our terms within the app.
Cyber bullying, intimidation or personal threats to other users will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Any users caught behaving in such a manner will be blocked permanently and further action could be taken.
Some other examples of things we do not allow include: