How To Date Safely: Get a Second Mobile Number

This post is sponsored by MyAKA a privacy protection service which allows you to signup for a second mobile number with a local area code. All opinions and comically tragic dating anecdotes are my own.

If this blog has taught you anything, it’s that I am a certified weirdo magnet – especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Between the Creepy Single Dad, The Nudist Barrista and dudes like Mr. Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire, my dating history has been “colourful” to say the least. I think this is part of the reason I am so hesitant to start actively dating again. I’m kind of afraid to see what I’d pull in if I tossed my net out, if you know what I’m saying. However, I wasn’t always this cautious. Back in the late 90’s & early 2000’s when I was just a young whipper snapper dating up a storm, I’d often give out my phone number when I met someone I might be interested in. This was in the pre-Facebook, pre-Texting, pre-Everyone-is-emailing-everyone era – how else were you supposed to get a hold of someone?! Giving out my real digits meant that after a night of partying, I often received phone calls from people I barely remembered  (“I’m sorry, who are you again?”) or I’d end up with some creepy dude who’d call again & again & again even after I’d told him I wasn’t interested. As my friend Casey  once said to me:

“If you wrote an autobiography it would be called “Simone’s Big Book of Creeps”

Casey is a wise man.

When it comes to dating, safety and peace of mind are key. This is why I was excited to hear about MyAKA   a new privacy protection service which helps safeguard you from creeps by providing you with a second mobile phone number in your local area code. This is a service that I totally could have used when I was in early 20’s.

Here’s how MyAKA works:  They give you a second number in users local area code, allowing two mobile numbers on one phone. Instead of giving out your real number when you’re online dating or meeting new people, you can give your “AKA” number until you feel comfortable with the person. When using the MyAKA system, those who you are corresponding with will only see your MyAKA number, keeping your real mobile information protected, safe and secure. Here are a few other fun features:

-Full voice and text message support in the United States and Canada

– Easy number blocking and unblocking

–  Do Not Disturb feature which sends calls to voicemail and stores text messages when enabled.

– No apps, downloads or internet required.  All features are controlled via text message.

– Because we all enjoy a freebie, you can enjoy a 7 Day Free Trial with no payment information required (woo hoo!)

Not only do you get feel safer while dating, there is something something kind of bad-ass and James Bond-y about having a second “identity” – even if it’s just a phone number.

If you want to give MyAKA a whirl, it’s simple! Just take advantage of the 7-day free trial. What’s the catch? None. Unlike a lot of dating situations, this one is no strings attached. You can spend 7 days flirting with MyAKA, without even entering your credit card. If you like the service, you can upgrade your number in two easy steps at the MyAKA site.

 

What do you guys think? Would you use a service like this?

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