Being out in the dating world can be an exciting experience. There are moments of fun and laughter, as well as awkwardness and disappointment. All the while, you anticipate finding chemistry and connection with someone. If you are dating and looking just for fun and possible friendship you are going to be meeting lots of people. Keep your dating adventures as safe as they are varied by following these five tips for safely navigating the non-exclusive dating scene.
Separate Phone and Email
It is not a good policy to give you mobile number out right away. You could get a Google voice number instead, so you do not have to give your actual number. It also helps to have a separate email that could be just for dating. When you create a new email address, make sure to keep your full name out of it.
Safeguard Your Social Media
A quick search of your number, email and sometimes even just your name and general location can lead someone directly to your social media. Check your privacy settings and lock down all your social media from prying eyes. If your causal relationship goes south, the last thing you want is someone you do not want to hear from having easy access to you.
Maintain Your Privacy
Do not share your last name with anyone until you have built trust. Even if your name is common, someone can search for you on the internet and find you by merely knowing a few details about you. You should also never let someone pick you up where you live.
Have A Friend Check In
Make sure to tell someone when you are going to meet someone new. Ask a friend to call or text to check up on you and make sure everything is ok. This can also be a great way to duck out if your date is not going so well.
Go Somewhere Different
When you are setting up your date, make sure you meet in a public place. Arrive separately, so you don’t have to rely on anyone for a ride. Not only is it safer, but you can leave whenever you want. When you are choosing a locale for your date, don’t take them to your favourite hangouts, instead, take them somewhere different. Not only will it be fun to check out new spots, but you are less likely to run into them if you have broken things off.
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