Then there's the usual: meet in a public place, purchase/handle my own drinks (I won't accept a drink he got for me before I got there, or if I didn't see it, etc).
I don't accept rides from them, or go to their place." 3.
While there’s no handbook to dating, there are certain rules that are vital for success. Rule 1: follow your instincts If someone sets off your internal alarm bells, pay attention to these and act accordingly. If you’ve met someone while dating online and they are a completely different person on the phone or in the flesh, it may signal that that they haven’t been genuine and you should end communication. Your gut could also be right if it tells you to give someone a second chance. Rule 2: watch out for relationship patterns Take heed of lessons learnt from previous relationships.
If you find yourself being drawn to a particular type of person time and again, consider whether this is good for you. Rule 3: see through the charm Be aware of smooth talkers.
But get a grip and tell yourself there is no shortcut to courtship, things take time, so you must not act impatiently or desperately.
You are a CUAO (Creature Unlike Any Other), remember?
I prefer to take my time to build up trust and comfort levels before I’ll consider going to their home." 11.
"I met a guy once at a bar and I had two beers while we waited for a comedy show to start.
He was giving me creepy vibes, and I excused myself to use the restroom and then went to my car without letting him know I was leaving. So just be careful with the amount you drink [if you want to be able to drive home]." 12. "Meet in public, tell a friend when/where and guy’s name.
When I got to my car, I realised I was not good to drive. "I promised myself to not be polite if I got a bad vibe; I had one guy get cranky when I didn’t accept his invitation back to his on the first date, but I held firm and didn’t let his guilt trip lead me to make a bad choice. I text her when I arrive and an hour later, then again at three hours or when I depart. I also reverse image search and Google dates to make sure they’re on the up and up. "I met away from my hometown, always in a public restaurant and left separately.
If you do get drinks with them, be careful about leaving your drink unattended." 10.
"I (personally) never go back to someone’s place the very first day I meet them, or accept a drink from them in their home.
It was easy since I lived in a small town, outside of larger town.