Even if you’re both safe from each other, what if the car breaks down or there’s a storm at the beach or your roller blades are hijacked?Not only is it smart to be safe rather than sorry, you’ll feel more relaxed as well.If your mom or your big brother is likely to grill you about your date for weeks afterward, pick someone else to tell — a friend who gives you the same kind of info.If you don’t know a soul, the next best thing is to leave a detailed note of where you are and who you’re with posted in an obvious spot in your home or apartment, such as on the refrigerator door. If you should stumble into trouble, speed and accuracy are essential.Particularly if you’re a single woman living alone, tell a friend what you’re up to.
Many innocent people have fallen victim to catfishing, when people create a fictitious online profile and lure them into a fake relationship.
Relationships start when you give someone else your time and attention.
If you find yourself isolated, the best thing to do is reach out through community activities or family connections.
Just as you look both ways before you cross the street, you should be wise enough to look both ways before you venture forth on a date.
You’ll feel better and safer if you’ve been sensible.