It's a good policy to bring your cell phone along, if you have one, and to leave your date's phone number with your parents, just in case anything goes wrong.Be prepared for the unexpected: You might need a ride home, some extra cash or a way to bail if your date is a dud.If you feel uncomfortable about a situation, say "no" clearly and confidently.You're always allowed to change your mind about something, too.
As your heart protector, here are some common sense safety tips when you think he’s different: First, meet in a public place.
If you can't hang out in a group before your first date, try to talk on the phone before you make plans to go out.
Getting to know your love interest before you go on a full-fledged date gives you more to talk about and less to feel awkward about when you spend time as a couple.
Meeting and building quick rapport is so easy online and lately I’ve noticed that women all too often let their guard down, lose their common sense or abandon their self protection to a total stranger.
Reflecting back to when I was single and looking after my divorce, I’m shocked at how easily a woman WHO I DID NOT KNOW would invite me to her home (having never met me before) after a few chats via phone/email/text.