First dates are always exciting. You feel the nerve and temptation, and the feelings just burst! However, it is very important not to get lost in all those emotions. Unfortunately, we all know the cases when something goes wrong, and the date ends really badly. We have to admit that sometimes people can do unexpected things and misbehave.
That's why it is vital to know the rules which can save you from falling a victim of such circumstances. Here there is a list of tips you can follow to protect yourself from any possible bad intention. They are simple, but, surprisingly, work very well. If you follow them, be sure that you will decrease your chances on a lucky date!
What is important online
When the communication only starts on some dating site, you are all in the desire of a romantic adventure. But common sense can be really necessary from time to time! So don't forget to use this advice in your romantic conversations.
Take care of your wallet
This is a rule number one: don't ever send any money to anybody. The only expenses you may have on the dating platform are always connected with the service you offer. Any other financial requests are very likely a fraud. Beware of such pleas and take care of your wallet.
Keep in on the site
Don't surrender to go and chat somewhere else: dating venues usually have a very high level of protection. On the other sources, it is easier for scammers to deceit you.
If you see any suspicious activity, or your partner's behavior online is strange, report to the customers' support. Even if you appear to be wrong, it's better to check twice and be calm than be shy and then suffer.
What is important offline
Choose the right place
When it comes to the dating venue, insist on a public place. People around won't let a fraudster act freely, and you will be at least a little safer. Moreover, in a public place, it is easier to avoid that awkwardness of the first date.
Control your commute
Don't trust right away and try to control your commute to and from the place of your meeting. Drive yourself or use the public transport, but make sure that you know where you are going and which means you use for that.
Let people know
Tell your friends or relatives where you go and how long you are going to be away. Mentioning your partner is also a good idea. In case anything goes wrong people will know it. Otherwise, you might be in trouble with no chance of getting out of it.
Don't drink too much
Be skeptical about alcohol or at least don't get tipsy or drunk. Romance is not about a dizzy state, so try to stay sober. You want to control yourself and know that your partner is not trying to hurt you in this way.
Be open about health issues
You know that at some point you might get physical, so don't be shy to ask questions about your partner's status and use protection. Sex shouldn't be trouble or cause one. Care about your health; there is nothing to be ashamed of, and no passion is worth the problems.
For further help and support
If an emergency occurs, call 911 to report the situation. For other cases, we give you the useful links. The hotlines work 24/7.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 www.thehotline.org