Always Practice Safe Fourplay
Safe practices before Fourplay
Tips for those considering signing up
1. Know what’s up
Read our description in the App Store so that you’re an informed consumer. If someone invites you to Fourplay, make sure you understand how the app works. Check out our Terms & Privacy Policies and educate yourself!
2. Play hard to get
Don’t give it all away so fast. Only enter your personal info if you feel we have answered all of your questions. If something isn’t clear to you, reach out to us at email@example.com with the subject line: Request for Terms.
3. No fake friends
We highly recommend that you team up with someone you actually know in real life. Friends, siblings, cousins, and coworkers are always good company.
4. Goodbye STIs
Sexually transmitted infections happen. In fact, there were over 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, almost 700,000 cases of gonorrhea, and over 170,000 cases of syphilis reported in the United States in 2021.1 We recommend that all members get tested and, if necessary, treated if they are considering becoming sexually active.
Safe practices during Fourplay
Tips for Fourplay members while using the platform
1. Loose lips sink ships
Use caution when communicating with someone you just connected with on the app who wants to meet you in real life. We work very hard to protect your personal information, so we ask that you please be wise on and off Fourplay. You should not display your last name, electronic mail address, home address, phone number or any other identifying information in your profile or messages. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information or attempts in any way to coerce you into revealing such information and please report them in the app or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Never share valuable information such as credit card numbers, bank information, social security numbers, or home or work addresses with someone you barely know. Remember, anyone who is able to commit identity theft can also falsify an online profile/persona.
2. See something, say something
We kindly request that you report anyone who gives you the heebee jeebees. We want members to be comfortable using Fourplay, so this helps us keep both you and other Fourplay members safe. Whether it’s on a profile, a message in a group chat, a photo, or any other content, if something is offensive, we want to know. You can report a team by scrolling to the bottom of its team page and tapping “Report” or, if you want to report just one member, tap “Personal Stats” on the team’s page, and tap “Report” on the user’s Personal Stats page.
3. Public Relations
Plan to meet your matches in a public place. If you have never heard of the place before, do some research before agreeing to meet there. These days it’s pretty easy for you to vet a venue, so take advantage of your resources. You should not agree to be picked up at your home or work. Always provide your own transportation to and from your date.
4. Location, Location, Location
Luckily, Fourplay helps keep you safe by dating with a friend. However, we recommend that you protect yourself further and share details of who you are meeting, where you will be meeting them, and when you will return with a friend or family member who is not your teammate and will not be taking part in the date. To be extra cautious we recommend location sharing on your device with a friend or family member who is not your teammate and will not be taking part in the date for best location transparency.
Safe practices after Fourplay
Tips for members who meet for a date (in real life!)
1. Don’t blow it
No, we don’t mean that ...get your mind out of the gutter! Keep your blood alcohol level below 0.08 so that you feel in control of yourself and the situation. Let your teammate know if you think you’ve had too much to drink and need to go home. Make sure to keep yourself safe by never leaving your drink unattended.
2. No ridin’ solo
If your teammate had to cancel, take a rain check. Not only is a 2-on-1 awkward, but it also isn’t as safe as a double date with someone you know.
3. Buddy system
Always leave your Fourplay date with your teammate. One of the things that makes our app safe is having a buddy to look out for you.
4. Gone fishin’
If you thought you were meeting somebody who looks different from who you see in person, well, that’s sus if you ask us. You should leave a date if a person or team disguised their real identity and tried to catfish you. After you leave you should also report that team to us. You can report a team by scrolling to the bottom of its team page and tapping “Report.” If you want to report just one member, tap “Personal Stats” on the team’s page, and tap “Report” on the user’s Personal Stats page.
More tips and resources
1. ♪♩Somebody call 9-1-1 ♩♪
But seriously. If you are experiencing an emergency, call the police. If you, your teammate, or your dates are injured, call 9-1-1 or get to the nearest Emergency Room.
2. We’re always here for you
For non-urgent matters you can contact us by emailing email@example.com or by tapping tools in the app and selecting Contact Support. Don’t forget, you can always report a team by scrolling to the bottom of its team page and tapping “Report.” If you want to report just one member, tap “Personal Stats” on the team’s page, and tap “Report” on the user’s Personal Stats page.
Planned Parenthood: call 1-800-230-7526 or visit www.plannedparenthood.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline: call 1-800-799-7233 or visit www.thehotline.org
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Hotline: call 1-800-656-4673 or visit www.rainn.org
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: call 1-800-273-8255 or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Lifeline and 988: visit https://988lifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/
The Trevor Project: visit https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2022). The State of STDs in the United States in 2021..
Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/std/statistics/2021/default.htm