Trust & Safety

There are bad people out there. Whether they want to scam you, be mean, or take advantage in some other way, you need to be safe on Gather, just like everywhere else. We help.

Safety is always our priority

Below are our five safety principles that we go by to ensure that everyone who uses Gather has a positive, Christ-like experience.

Led By Our Values

We will always be Authentic, Intentional, and Committed about safety. We’ll be real and upfront with you about the good and the bad, and we’re resolved to ensuring that things go well or are at least made right.

Always-On Safety

We monitor the app 24/7 to weed out bad actors. And we’re increasingly working on weeding them out before they even get on the platform (which is harder than you’d think). We’re committed to making Gather safe.

Robust Reporting Tools

You can report someone at any stage of your experience. The moment someone is reported, we make sure you never see each other’s profile again. Reporting is anonymous to protect your safety.

First Date Check-In

As a Catholic dating app, the interactions between our users tend to be kinder and more loving and understanding, leading to fewer issues to begin with.

Respectful Communit

We do not tolerate abusive, insulting, threatening, or discriminatory behavior. This includes deliberately misusing our reporting features by falsely reporting someone.

First-Date Safety Tips

We want to get you offline as soon and as often as possible, but only if can be done safely. Prevention here is the best medicine. Take reasonable precautions to make sure that you can have fun while remaining safe.

Meet in public, stay in public

Have the first few meet-ups in an active public place — never at your home, your date’s home, or any other private location. If your date pressures you to go to a private location, end the date.

Tell friends and family your plans

Telling someone when and where you’re going is always a good idea. Also, have your cell phone charged and with you at all times

Control your transportation

We want you to be in control of getting to and from your date. If you’re driving yourself, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan such as a ride-share app or a friend to pick you up.

Trust your gut

It’s okay to end a date early if you’re feeling uncomfortable. In fact, it’s encouraged. Remember, if your instincts are telling you something is off or you feel unsafe, you can always ask a bartender or server for help.
Check out our Safe Dating Tips for more advice and recommendations for staying safe.

We’re Here To Help

Our Customer Care team is available to help you with any concerns, questions, or account issues. You can reach them through the Contact page

You can also check out the Security & Privacy page for more information on how we keep people and data safe.