Have a decent sense of who he is before agreeing to meet him: At the very least, make sure you have his full name and what he does for a living." title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/cos.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/25/539fd5dabd702_-_cos-01-beautiful-woman-on-phone-md.jpg?resize=768:*" /Although you can gather a lot of info about someone via text and email, there's nothing like hearing a guy's voice and engaging in some back and forth banter to feel him out.
Pro tip: Being confident about how you are getting home will avoid those awkward “do you want a lift” situations (see #9)5.
Ready to head out on your first date with someone new? Maybe this is one of your very first dates ever, or perhaps it’s been a while?
Whatever your dating experience, and even if you’re a total pro, are you following these dating safety rules?
A recent study by dating sites JDate and Christian Mingle found that most people think it's safer to meet online than at a bar.
We asked marriage and family therapist Rachel Sussman, who contributed to the study, for her tips on dating safety—no matter where you met a guy.