Safety On Your First Date
First dates are enough to make anyone nervous and of course not knowing someone can make you feel unsafe, too and a little wary. Some people do know their first dates well enough to feel comfortable, but that is increasingly not the norm in today’s world. Why? It’s not just blind dates you have to worry about in general anymore, but it’s online dating sites. All kinds of different ways exist online for people to meet others and end up on a ‘first date.’
It’s very important to take certain precautions and to know how to stay safe on a first date. What’s strange is that due to anonymity online, people feel safe talking to people online, much safer than if they went out in public to meet a person for the first time. Unfortunately, this anonymity leaves people vulnerable to those who are not being themselves online.
If you think about it, most people act differently and portray themselves differently online, but these can often be subtle differences based on insecurities. Predators and other people in general you don’t want to meet, however, can be impossible to detect online until it’s too late, when you’re in person and in an unsafe environment.
Remember that certain precautions need to be taken and one thing you can do is to get a person to directly speak with you on the phone prior to meeting him or her. Telephone Dating Services are perfect for this. It’s an alternative way to get to know someone first without committing to meeting in person. This gives you another mode of communication and let’s you put your feelers out there to see if there are any red flags. Talking live and then perhaps later by email can help you decide if you want to meet the person or not.
Those red flags must not be ignored, and you want to be on the lookout for them instead of having the wool pulled over your eyes so to speak. One thing you can do is to do a Google search for people to see what comes up. It is increasingly becoming a great tool to use to seek out information about someone quite quickly.
When you do go on that first date after deciding to meet the person, you want to meet publicly. You’ve heard this tip before for sure, but so many people ignore the advice and take a risk. You want to stay safe.