Putting Trust & Safety First

Millions enjoy online dating and it is now the main source for new relationships around the world. The ODA is the trade association recognised internationally as the voice of the sector, working to create and promote standards that help services deliver user trust and confidence.

How can we help?

The public

How to date safe online? See our latest guidance from setting up a profile to the first meeting online or in person.

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The dating industry

We work to create and promote standards, give the industry an effective and collective voice, and a shared commitment to user safety. Find out more about our work and how being an ODA member can help your dating service.

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Top resources

Be a good friend to an online dater

Be a good friend to an online dater

We can all use a little help, support and advice from friends and family when trying a dating app or service for the first time, and later too. Follow our tips on how to be a good friend to an online dater.

Industry Update - May 22

Industry Update - May 22

This is the second edition of the Online Dating Association’s Industry Update an overview of what the ODA has been up to in the last quarter, and a briefing on recent Public Relations and Government Affairs activities and concerns for the online dating sector.

ODA talks romance fraud on GDI's Third Thursday webinar

ODA talks romance fraud on GDI's Third Thursday webinar

Watch ODA's, Comms & Policy Director, in discussion with GDI on romance fraud and its work on this.