After finding your perfect collaborator on Muze, it will likely end up in an in-person meeting. We’ve already discussed how to behave in a safe manner on the Muze app, but it’s important that you maintain safe practices in person.
While you can minimize risk by reporting users on Muze, it is up to you to stay safe once you’re off the app. Muze is dedicated to making sure our users are safe both on and off the app, so we’ve compiled these safety tips for when you meet in person:
Setup A Video Chat First
Scheduling a video chat or voice call can be a great way to ensure that you really vibe and that you feel comfortable moving things to an in-person meetup. Who wants to brave traffic unless they’ve had the comfort of a great call first?
- We recommend our partner JackTrip for conducting remote jam sessions. Don’t worry – JackTrip calls have no latency!
Meet In A Public Place
When meeting a stranger through Muze for the first time, make sure to always meet in a public space. If anyone makes a fuss about you wanting to meet at a coffee shop or a public show, there’s a chance that they had some other motive for wanting to meet you in the first place.
As we mentioned before, you don’t want to give out where you live before you’ve had the chance to meet, so don’t invite them over directly at first. And don’t accept an invitation to go their house either. Just play it safe and grab a cup of coffee somewhere before you decide to be alone with with them in a remote setting.
Tell Someone You Trust
We advise that before meeting someone for the first time to give someone you trust a heads up. Let them know where you’re going, when you’ll be there/for how long, and maybe even share your location.
Have Control Of Your Transportation
You should be in control of how you get to and from your first in-person meeting, so that you can leave whenever you want.
- 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.