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How to Organize a Safe Blind Date
Should You Go on a Blind Date?
As you may imagine, it is hard for me to even begin to talk to you about how successful a blind date might be. Chances are you will be disappointing, or that you might even meet the love of your life! It is all a random card game where you can't really have much control. However, if you do choose to play this game of love, you must also be aware of all the dangerous things that might happen to you.
Even if your friends are the ones who are arranging a blind date for you with another one of their friends, you should still be very careful. The amount of concern you carry should be doubled if you are planning on going on a blind date with someone you met over the Internet.
So, what can you do to make sure bad things don't happen to you? Well, this hub page will try to teach you how to organize a safe blind date! This will require mostly common sense, a bit of logical thinking, but some organizing skills as well! Shall we get started?
Always Do a Background Check!
Now, you might be thinking that it isn't exactly a "blind" date if you are doing a background check before meeting with a person and you are quite correct in this regard. However, I am sure that if you are meeting someone you met online for the first time in real life, you are rather anxious to know if all their online stories are actually true. Do they really work for a company they told you about? Did they lie about their age? Do they have a dark past that they excluded to mention?
If you know the name, and the face of the person you plan on going out with, then you owe it to yourself to do a simple online background check. Search their name on Google, try to find their social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn) and see how truthful they were with you.
It is also helpful that you find out something about them that you never had a chance to talk about and then ask this person something on a similar topic once you do go out on a date. This way, you will be able to tell how honest they were with you and this can help you determine just how trustworthy your blind date actually is.
The Meeting Place
Arrange your meeting at a specific location and make an agreement where you plan on going - a restaurant, a bar, a cafe etc. Make sure that the meeting place and your destination are close to each other so that you can get there by foot. This helps you avoid any unnecessary transportation and you won't have him offering him to give you a ride to your location. Instead, have a relaxing walk and enjoy the evening. Afterwards, do not accept any offers to go back to his place and refuse his offers to give you a lift home. Of course, you should do this in a polite manner and make sure that your date understands that you appreciate their concern and offer.
Talk to Your Friends
Let your friends know that you will be going out on a blind date and let them in on the details. Agree with them to send them a text message every hour or so, so that they can know that something might have gone wrong in case that you are not responding on time. This is a nice way to give you a sense of security since you will know that there is another person out there thinking about your safety and looking out for you.
Self-defense Skills are a Must!
In this day and age you should know how to defend yourself and this is why self-defense is a must! You need to know how to protect yourself from an aggressive attacker no matter what their size or physical strength is. If you have time, then enroll in a self-defense course. You should also consider getting a non-lethal self-defense weapon. Pepper spray is often a good choice for women as it allows one to defend herself from a safe distance and without fear or retribution from the attacker.
- How Does Pepper Spray Work - a hub page that I wrote recently which will help you understand how this chemical formula works in action and why it is so useful to have a can of pepper spray with you all the time!
- Best Self-defense Tactics for Women - a great resource on ArticleBase which deals with self-defense for women. It covers many different tools and techniques.
- How to Safely Meet a Guy on the Internet - a nice guide on WikiHow