Always tell someone where you are and who you are with when going on a date, particularly a first date.Let them know when you’re back and safe afterwards as well.Agree on what you both want from it before you meet up.
The internet dating scene was widely viewed as the last resort for the hopeless, terminally undesirable dregs of society.
Circa 2007, hardly anyone would fess up to using an online dating service, and those that did– or were caught in the act by a pal or coworker– would claim that “it’s just for fun, nothing serious, no expectations. ”In the same study, 80% of people who have used online dating agree that it is a good way to meet people, while only 16% participants agree with the statement, “People who use online dating sites are desperate.” Furthermore, despite the data being incomplete, we can confidently say that anywhere from 7% to a full third of modern marriages are between couples that first met online.
The way people interact online isn’t always the same face-to-face.
Don’t be offended if your date is more guarded when meeting in person, or if things don’t progress as fast face-to-face.
It’s important to set out what you anticipate from the meeting, and that you don’t drop your guard because of feelings that you truly know the person from your online chats.
Here are some other key things to remember when meeting your online date face-to-face: It’s your date.
Make sure that if you go home on your own, that you get home safely.
If you feel ready to move to a private environment, make sure your expectations match your date’s.
Being drunk clouds your judgement; moderate how much you consume and try not to leave your drink unattended.