One of the most popular uses for phone number rental services is dating apps. Dating apps, like Tinder or Hinge, are a great way to test out our long-term rental services.
It’s good to be cautious when connecting with new people online. Although none of these apps will display your phone number to random users, you might decide you want to share your direct phone number with someone who seems promising.
Before matching with anyone, simply reserve a long-term multi-purpose line through our partner site, Phoneblur. You will then receive an exclusive number that you can use to sign up for accounts with any of the major dating apps.
Then, when you’ve started chatting with someone you like, you can give that person your rented number. They can text you, but they won’t know it’s not your primary phone number until you’re ready to take that step.
Phoneblur will show you every text received by your rented number and even lets you text people back with the free Sending SMS Add On. And to keep things extra convenient, you can have texts and calls sent directly to your primary phone number by purchasing the SMS and Call Forwarding Add Ons.
A long-term rental is also a good solution to online harassment. We know not everyone who uses dating apps will have the best intentions. If you’ve given someone your long-term rental number and they start messaging you aggressively or harassing you, blocking them is as easy as changing your rental number.
That person might still have your number, but they’ll never realize it was just a rental anyway!
In 2021, it’s more important than ever to take necessary precautions when dating online. With the current global pandemic, it’s crucial to vet people over the phone before meeting in person. When you use a long-term rental phone number to text and call your online matches, you’re keeping yourself extra protected! Happy swiping!