Safe Dating wants you to be very safe with any dating and future relationships. As such, there are safety measures that every person should take when dating. Please take a few minutes to read these tips.

Always Meet In a Safe, Public Place

If it is your first time meeting, or if you still feel unsure about the person you are meeting, always meet together in a safe, public place. Do not select a private or remote location. Bad first date locations would be your dates home or apartment. And remember to stay in the safe, public place. Even if the first date is going well, don’t let your date pressure you into going anywhere that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Tell a Friend or Family Member

Make sure a friend or family member knows where you are going and for how long you are going to be gone. Keep a cell phone with you at all times. Let your friend or family member know you are safe after the date.

Stay Sober

Be careful if you choose to drink. Don’t do anything that will impair your judgment and lead to decisions you will regret in the future. If you do choose to drink do not let anyone tamper with your drink. Keep it with you at all times.

Manage Your Own Transportation

Drive yourself, or be prepared to take a taxi to get home. This helps you stay in control of the situation in case you need to leave.

Personal Items Safety

Keep your personal items with you at all times.

Do You Need To Travel To The Date?

If you have to travel to get to the date, like if it is in another state or country, there are a few other items to remember for your safety.

  • Stay in a safe reputable hotel. Don’t stay in your dates apartment or home.
  • Use a rental car or taxi to get around. Don’t get into a vehicle of a person you have never met. Having your own ride gives you the freedom to leave if you choose to.
  • Keep family and friends posted about your location. Check in with them frequently.

Online Dating Scams

Beware of online dating scams. Never wire money to someone online that you have never met in person. There are a variety of scammers that will attempt to “Cat Fish” you into sending them money after developing a fake relationship with you online. (Goverment website with information on spotting an online romance scam)

Beware of websites making Beirresistible scam claims. Remember we are committed to helping you browse the web safely.