If you’re thinking about apps, but aren’t sure which to try, check out our , featuring a selection of our favorites.
If you’re someone who likes the idea of longer, more considered messaging, websites might win for you.
The first line of defense is the dating service you plan on using.
These verify your identity with either a number or a Facebook profile, sifting through a layer of scam daters.
Admittedly, it's not the most cutting edge security, but it’s a layer of protection.
These smartwatch operating systems all offer applications that can either call an SOS contact with a couple of subtle taps or the police should trouble arise.
Emergency services will be able to triangulate the location of your phone, so should be able to find you sharpish.