While it’s easy to be excited over meeting someone new you need to remember you
don’t know this person nor have you ever met them. This person is a stranger to you
so you need to be sensible and cautious. Here are some helpful tips on safety…
Don’t hand out your phone number to random people especially after a 5 minute
Take your time getting to know them. Remember you are in control. Getting to know
someone takes time, it’s not a race and you don’t have a time limit you must commit
to meeting someone face to face. In fact, you’re under no obligation to ever meet
anyone. Trust your gut and be safe.
Never meet up with someone you haven’t had several phone communications with
and never EVER meet in a person’s home, park or secluded spot.
Check google to verify the information they have given you. If it doesn’t feel right,
don’t meet them.
Always meet in a public place and let your friends and family know exactly where
you’re going and who you’re going with. You may also want to ensure they call you to
touch base. If possible, go with someone who can sit at the same venue as you just
to make sure you are OK.
Never let your guard down. Charming and nice doesn’t mean they don’t have sinister
Never, EVER leave your drink unattended. If you need to go to the bathroom discard
your drink and buy yourself a new one.
If something doesn’t feel right, it most likely isn’t. Trust your gut. Your Safety is
paramount and should always come first.
Never get picked up or dropped off by your date. Always ensure you have a safe
way of getting home and make sure someone you trust knows of your movements at
Most importantly NEVER compromise your safety. Do what feels right for you and
never allow anyone to push you into doing something you don’t want to do.