Singles are careless when it comes to dating. Most are between 20 and 35 and don’t think about protecting themselves on their first date. When dating online, you don’t know the type of person you’re meeting because they use a fictitious profile and are not checked out.
You don’t know if he’s a rapist or a drug user. You need to use common sense and be wise to whom you’re seeing or you could end up as the next date rape victim. These 6 ways to protect yourself on your first date will save you a tremendous amount of pain and horror.
1-Online Dating-This type of dating is the riskiest to deal with. Anyone can put up a fake profile and convince you they’re your match. The dating site does not screen their members or care what happens once they take your money. You must steer clear from this method of dating or it will come back to haunt you.
2-Dating Profile-When putting your profile together, be as specific as possible. Reputable dating services will help you with your profile and try to match you with your dream date. They’re not perfect and a few losers will slip through the cracks, but most singles are decent people. Specify relationship material if that’s what you want. Take your time looking through profiles until you see one that really catches your attention. Study their pictures and pay attention when reading their description.
3-Meeting Your Date –Drive yourself to the meeting place and make sure it’s a well-lit busy restaurant. Don’t let him talk you into picking you up or meeting at his place or any place where it’s dark and quiet. You don’t know this guy and it can put you in a dangerous situation.
4-Leaving With Him-If he suggests you leave and go to his place, make an excuse to get out. This is another danger zone and means two things. Date rape or worse, he could cause you bodily harm.
5-Stay Armed and Ready-Never let down your guard and when he insists you go with him, have pepper spray or another protection, your cell phone and your car keys handy. Do not put these in your purse where you have to dig to find them or you’ll never get away.
6-Bad Boy Talk-If he talks bad about women, pornography or any other vulgar language, it’s time to call it a night. He’s not interested in a relationship, just a one night of fun and then he’ll move on to the next innocent girl.
Date rape has happened and can happen to you if you’re not careful. The best and safest methods of dating are singles and speed dating events. Everyone is checked out and is usually a good group of people looking for a relationship.