Community Guidelines


Welcome to the Ship community. The Ship experience is unique in that you can interact with other members as well as friends. We expect everyone to treat each other respectfully and with kindness. Everyone on Ship is held to the same standard; violation of these community guidelines can result in the termination of your Ship account.  

Below you can see our Community Guidelines. If you violate any of these policies, you might be banned from Ship. We encourage you to report any behavior that violates our policies and read up on our Safety Tips.

Respect all users

At Ship, we value our diverse community. While on Ship, we expect you to respect other people's beliefs, interests, and property. Under no circumstances do we tolerate hate speech, rude or abusive behavior, bullying, and misogyny. It is highly encouraged for all of our members to report anyone who behaves in a way that is offensive or against our guidelines. All of our users are expected to treat other members, themselves, and the Ship staff with respect.


Do not engage, or encourage others to engage, in any targeted abuse or harassment against any other user. This includes sending any unsolicited sexual content to your matches or friends. Reports of stalking, threats, bullying, or intimidation, are taken very seriously.

Nudity/explicit sexual content

No nudity, no sexually explicit content, anywhere on Ship. This includes your profile bio, your photos, your chats with friends and your chats with matches. If you are reported to us as having/sharing sexually explicit or offensive content, you might be banned.

Please keep it clean.  

Hate and hate speech

We do not allow any content that promotes, advocates for, or condones racism, bigotry, hatred, or violence against individuals or groups based on factors like (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Profile Names and text

Any material considered offensive or inappropriate is not allowed and could result in being banned from Ship. Contact information outside of Ship is not permitted.

Fake accounts or spam

Members should report any behavior that can be considered spam, phishing links, requests for money, etc. Members who engage in this behavior could be banned from Ship.

Multiple accounts

If Ship decides to ban a member’s account, any subsequent accounts created would be subject to being banned, too.


Solicitation is strictly prohibited on Ship and could result in the offending account being banned. You may not use your Ship account to promote your business, non-profit, political campaign, or to sell goods or services. Links or addresses for payment platforms such as Venmo and fundraising websites such as Gofundme are not permitted. Members are strongly encouraged to report another member that requests money, services, compensation, etc.

Prostitution and trafficking

Promoting or seeking commercial sexual services, prostitution, “sugar baby” relationships, virtual sexual acts, or human trafficking strictly prohibited and will result in your account being banned from Ship.

Contact Info or private information

Don’t publicly broadcast any private information, yours or anyone else’s. This includes social security numbers, passports, passwords, financial information, or unlisted contact information, such as phone numbers, email addresses, home/work address.

Illegal behavior

Any behavior considered illegal in the real world is also prohibited on Ship.


The minimum age to use Ship is 18. Any members determined to be younger will be banned. We also do not allow images of unaccompanied minors. If you want to post photos of your children, please make sure that you are in the photo as well. If you see a profile that includes an unaccompanied minor, encourages harm to a minor, or depicts a minor in a sexual or suggestive way, please report it immediately here.

Offsite behavior

Help us maintain a safe community by reporting any instances of offsite abuse, assault, harassment, stalking, theft, or anything else illegal or that makes you feel unsafe. (Note: we will not tell the person you're reporting to us that you have reported them or why they were reported). We do ban users for extreme offsite behavior.

In these cases, we encourage you to reach out to law enforcement as well, and we will cooperate with law enforcement investigations where needed. 


We do not condone members who misrepresent who they are or attempt to impersonate someone else. Reports of this behavior will be reviewed and can result in the offending party being banned from Ship.

Send original messages to other users

Just like we encourage our members to be themselves, we encourage our members to refrain from sending the same message to multiple members.

Photo Guidelines:

Accounts that do not follow the photo guidelines below might be banned:

  •         No kids on their own and kids must be fully clothed. Even if the photo is of you as a child.
  •         Faces should be clearly visible in all photos.
  •         No pictures in underwear. Bathing suits are acceptable if the member is by a pool or at the beach.
  •         No hateful imagery.
  •         No shirtless photos indoors.
  •         No watermarks or text overlays or contact information.
  •         No nudity or pornographic material.
  •         No copyright infringement.
  •         No drug use in a photo.
  •         Guns cannot be pointed at the camera or another person.
  •         No hunting photos that depict graphic violence or gore.