4 things to consider when going on blind dates

A blind date is a social engagement between two people who haven’t previously met, with a hope of starting something sexual or romantic. Meeting a stranger or even a pen-pal in person can be a daunting experience and in this world we live in, safety is of the utmost importance. Here are a few things to consider when going on a blind date.

Set up date in a public place;
It is best to have a first date in a public place or setting. It could be a restaurant so you can talk and get to know each other better, or it could be the movies or the beach, etc. Wherever it is, just make sure it is a public place. The world is a crazy place and getting even crazier, so it’s important we consider safety in whatever we do.

Make sure your friends know where you’re going;
You may not want anybody asking you questions like; how was the date? Is he cute? When next are you guys meeting? Did you have sex with him? Still, it is important you tell your friends where you’re going and who you’re going out with. You may not tell the whole crew but tell at least one person. I’m not saying you’ll get kidnapped but then if you do, we’ll know where to start searching.

Always have an exit strategy.
While there is a good possibility you will get along well, there is also the possibility that you won’t. In the case that you do not, how do you plan on getting out of there? Would you rather stay on the boring date or go home? Have an emergency exit strategy.

Go out with extra money;
Never go out with a stranger or someone you’re meeting for the first time without having money. It may not be a lot of cash but make sure you have some cash on you and some more in the bank. You may not be the one paying for dinner, he may be picking you up from home with promises to bring you back home, but do not go out without money of your own on you. What if things don’t go well and you need to scram? Or an extra fee comes up and you need to help sort the bill?

Stay safe out there ladies. Meet people, make new friends, go out and have fun but in all thy doings, STAY SAFE.

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