There's a lot of talk about taking precautions during sex, he said, but meeting people safely should be planned just as carefully."It's really an extension of safe sex, in some respects.' " Whether you're looking for a relationship or a quick meet up, there are precautions that can be done to keep yourself safe.
Know who you’re talking to Whether it’s an app you’re on or a dating site, be aware of the amount of information on offer from the people you are chatting to.
Sure, people knock off a few years here or there and might use a picture that’s six months out of date, but, if someone has minimal information about themselves or one grainy picture be aware that they might not be who they say they are.
Leave a paper trail As tempting as it may be to rush into the first date before really getting to know each other online, gathering some basic information about your date is important.
No one needs to know your home address within twenty-four hours of knowing you.
Morning dates Dates are traditionally something which happen after dark, however, with the increased number of people online dating and meeting via apps, and the increased frequency of dates, it's not unusual to suggest a ‘day date’ - meeting for brunch, for example, or grabbing a bite to eat on a lunch break. Spread to the word Tell a friend (or five) about your date.