How To Stay Safe On A First Date

Professional dating in London can be a lot of fun but you do need to be a bit careful these days, especially if you’re going on a first date with someone you don’t know that well, if at all. You need to make sure that you’re going to be safe if you do go out with someone who’s essentially a stranger so after you’ve arranged a date, make sure you let your friends and family know where you’re going, what time you’re going to be there and also arrange to give one or two of them a call later in the night to let them know that you’re home safe. It might sound strange but it could also be worth Googling the person you’re going out with to find out a little bit more about them. Have a quick peek on Facebook and LinkedIn so you can see what he or she is like – but don’t go overboard and it might be wise not to mention that you’ve done this on your date as it may give off the wrong impression. When arranging your date, make sure you pick somewhere public where there will be lots of people. Meet somewhere neutral that you both know and feel comfortable in. You’ll be able to relax a lot quicker – which is just what you need to get to know someone better. Listen to your instincts when out on the date as well. If there’s anything that gives you the heebie-jeebies, make your excuses and leave.