While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well.
No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.
“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr.
“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.” Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.
GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) — which you’ve probably heard of by now — are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious.
Skipping those you don’t fancy remains anonymous unless they’ve liked you (awkward).