This person is a stranger and you need to protect yourself, first and foremost.’ ‘If your date offers to pick you up at home, politely decline.
Plan your own route to and from your date so that you remain completely in control at all times.
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The love-gods at match also arrange singles events and provide online dating advice. It is well known and therefore attracts a wide demographic, allowing you to widen your dating pool or limit it with their advanced matching facility. Lovestruck helps you target potential partners according to location and it covers many of the major cities across the world.
If you have an i Phone you could also share you location on the app Find My Friends.
Check in with a friend during the date or ask them to call you at a specific time to check on you.’ ‘If your date is making you feel uncomfortable, leave.
‘It’s always tempting to ‘accidentally’ check out a date’s social media accounts before meeting up.
In fact, our research shows that over a third (38%) of us admit to a pre-date Google. In-depth social media stalking will make you form judgments before you’ve even sat down together so prioritise getting to know the real person, rather than their online persona.’ ‘A first date is your opportunity to get to know your date – and for them to get to know you.
Arrange to meet somewhere that’s busy and in public such as a restaurant or coffee shop that you’re comfortable in.’ ‘If you’re planning to meet an online date for the first time, be sure to tell a friend or family member who you’re meeting, when and where.If you enjoyed the date, don’t be afraid to send them a quick message and let them know that you’d like to see them again.’ ‘When dating online or in person, be wary of anyone who seems to be asking for a lot of your personal informal early on.Don’t share any details such as your address, birth date or financial information.If you go into your date with a positive attitude, you’re much more likely to have a good time – and make your date feel good too.’ ‘Who should pay the bill is one the most hotly debated aspects of first date etiquette.Traditionally, whoever initiated the date would pick up the bill but, these days, it’s much more common to split the bill.