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Here’s Why You Should Never Drink Coffee Before a Date

Here’s Why You Should Never Drink Coffee Before a Date

Drinking coffee before a date will make you even more nervous than you already were

Don't be tempted to drink an energy boosting coffee before your first date.

Having a coffee before you go on a date initially seems like a great idea. Drinking a coffee before a date is a fail-safe way to ensure that your date does not go as perfectly as it could have done.

If you’re naturally a nervous, quiet person, drinking coffee before a date is one surefire route to an unsuccessful first meeting. And if you’re an outgoing extrovert, having a coffee will make you even more energetic and babbly than you normally are, and not in a good way. This is all because coffee triggers your stress hormones. This means, rather than appearing to be the calm, collected person you want to be, you will in fact be jittery and even more nervous than you already were.

The aggressive boost of energy that we all turn to coffee for isn’t necessarily what you want before a date either. This huge extra energy kick can make you very efficient when you’ve got a million emails to respond to at work, but on a date it will hinder your ability to concentrate and engage in an organic, natural conversation. Your brain will be unable to focus on the conversation at hand, and you’ll be constantly drifting off thinking of other things, or jumping from topic to topic in an incomprehensible way.

It’s not only your brain and your nervous system that coffee affects. On a more tangible note, drinking coffee really makes your breath smell. You may be so used to that stale coffee taste that stays in your mouth after you finish your daily cup of joe that you no longer notice it, but the person sitting on the other side of the table from you will definitely be able to smell it on your breath. Coffee will also stain your teeth, and no one wants to date someone with yellow teeth. If you do insist that coffee doesn’t affect how you feel and continue to have that iced coffee before your date despite our advice, please make sure you brush your teeth afterwards, to avoid your date backing away from you and retreating to the other end of the room.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


10 Dating Safety Rules that Could Save Your Life

Yes, dating can be a total nightmare when you get hooked up with someone who is rude, obnoxious, or just not your type &mdash but it can be a real nightmare if you don’t take proper safety precautions and end up in a position where you an be assaulted or even murdered.

You may be going out on a date with someone you’ve been chatting up on line for months, or even someone you’ve been setup with by a mutual acquaintance &mdash but the truth of the matter is you’re making you’re self extremely vulnerable to a stranger. And modern dating is making us even more vulnerable than ever: A 2016 study in the UK reported that reports of rape linked to online dating increased 450 percent between 2009 and 2014, according to Vice News.

Everyone takes some risks when it comes to finding love, but you should never take risks that will put you in physical danger. Follow these rules of thumb when you are getting to know someone new.

1. Keep your loved ones in the loop

Always let roommates, friends and family members know when you plan to go out on a date. Give all the proper information about where you are going, who you’re going with (including your date’s name and phone number) and when you expect to be home. If anything changes regarding your whereabouts during the course of the evening, let them know right away.

It may sound a little overboard, but if no one knows you’re out, they won’t know they should be worried if something should go wrong. Remember 127 Hours? It’s kinda the same idea. If James Franco’s character had just let someone know he was going out hiking, they would have known to look for him a whole lot sooner.

2. Provide your own transportation

Match.com suggests providing your own transport when you’re meeting up with someone you don’t know very well, and it’s a life-saving idea.

Uber it or drive your own car and not only will you have a quick getaway if things get weird, but you’re also keeping your home address hidden from your date.

3. Meet in a safe environment

Netflix and chill is fun and all, but don’t ever invite someone you hardly know over to your house, or go over to theirs.

“Meet in a public place at a time with many people around,” Kimberly Cheryl suggests in her book Are Your Habits Killing You? “A familiar restaurant or coffee shop, at a time where a lot of other people will be present is a fine choice.”

Not only will this decrease your chances of being put in an unsafe situation, but other people may also remember you being in that location, in the event something does happen to you.

4. Don’t leave your food or drink unattended

GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) and roofies (Rohypnol) &mdash which you’ve probably heard of by now &mdash are odorless, colorless date rape drugs that can make you disoriented or unconscious. We don’t want to believe that someone we’re on a date with will slip us any drugs, but it does happen.

Don’t accept a drink from your date unless you open it yourself or watch it being prepared by a bartender.

5. Limit alcohol consumption, period

While we’re on the topic of booze, it’s also not a great idea to drink more than one or two beverages while out with someone you don’t know very well. Alcohol lowers your inhibitions and makes it easier for a potential predator to talk you into leaving a public place.

Sure, dating can be awkward and it’s easy to fall back on a little social lubrication to keep conversation flowing easier &mdash but is it really worth it?

6. Don’t give out your personal info

“Guard your personal contact information on any dating or social networking site,” Says Dr. Marla W. Deibler, a psychologist at The Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, LLC. “If using an online dating website, you can choose to have the individual respond to the site, rather than your email address, or you can set up an email address specifically for this purpose.’

7. Go on a group date

If you can, go out with at least one other friend &mdash that way, you can keep on eye on each other in case someone is slipped a date rape drug or appears to be drinking too much. It’s also a great way to get a second opinion if you are getting bad vibes from a date.

8. Carry some protection

No, we’re not talking condoms here (though having condoms with you is always a good idea). We’re talking good ol’ fashioned pepper spray.

A lot of people might think it’s over-the-top, but tucking some pepper spray or Mace in your purse when you go on a first date is a good move in case you get attacked. Better safe than sorry.

9. Don’t lie

Misrepresenting yourself over email or on a dating site might piss off your date.

“It is ill-advised to share photos or other information that is untruthful, as discovering such misrepresentation can lead to angry feelings and perhaps aggressive behavior,” Dr. Deibler says.

10. Google them!

The best defense is a good offense. If you google your date and find some questionable info or just get a bad feeling, follow your gut and cancel ASAP.


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