Don’t take dating safety for granted. Make sure that all of your dates are safe ones. Take dating safety very seriously!
No, we don’t want to sound like your mother, and yes we want you to still have fun on your dates. But make sure that you date safely. How is this done? It’s just a matter of using your common sense and not giving out TMI.
There are plenty of people offline and online talking about dating safety. Are you going on safe dates? How well do you know the other person? When a family member or friend introduces you to a potential dating prospect, there is a sense of protection because someone you trust knows the person.
However, when you meet someone at a bar, football game, night club or even online, you don’t know anything about the other person. You are taking a huge risk because this person hasn’t been properly vetted. Yes, the person is very interesting and attractive, but still be very careful. It doesn’t matter if you’ve met this person online or offline. Use the following tips to make sure that your dates are safe ones.
Use Common Sense
The excitement of meeting someone new sometimes makes it hard to remain sensible. You want to dive in head first without using common sense. Sometimes it’s too late to start all over again if you fail to use common sense.
Don’t Divulge Too Much Information
Everyone has personal details that must be protected. Don’t give this new person all of your personal details in the very beginning. This is especially the case when dating online. However, one of the best things about online dating is that you are in a safe location, which is on your laptop in the comfort of your home.
You don’t have to venture offline until you are ready to do so. Thus, there is no need to divulge personal information such as your email address, mobile number or social media user names. Be smart and keep your personal info to yourself.
Only Meet in Public Places
In a perfect world, you’ll like a potential dating prospect so much that you’ll want to cancel all of your online dating profiles and date just this one person. However, there is a huge chance that this person is all wrong for you. But you won’t know until you meet them in person.
Make sure that you only meet in public places where there is a crowd of people around. Also, resist the urge to drink alcohol on your dates until you really get to know this person. Failure to do so not only puts you in danger, but you also increase the chance of divulging too much personal information.
Inform Your Friend of Your Whereabouts
Make it a habit to tell someone when and where you are going on a first, second or even third date. Give them the name, phone number and address of your date location. You may think that this is a little bit of overkill, but wouldn’t you rather feel safe than sorry? This will probably make the date even more enjoyable. Don’t forget to tell your friend when you expect to be back home, and call your friend when you are back home safely.
In conclusion, these are probably all things that you’ve heard before, but you need to constantly hear and remember them. Hopefully, you will meet the right people in the dating world and remain safe. Have fun and be safe!