Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Ready to Start Dating?

- Here are some safety tips that you need to check out first
Ready to Start Dating?Dating is a good fun way to build loving and trusting friendships leading to lasting, relationships. But you need to use sound judgment and be responsible. Bottomline - use your common sense...That is your best safety tool.
Ready to Start Dating?Start slow...real slow
Watch out for that someone who seems too good to be true. If you are corresponding via email, look for odd behavior or inconsistencies. The person at the other end may not be who or what he or she says. Trust your instincts. If anything makes you uncomfortable, walk away for your own safety and protection.

Ready to Start Dating? On your Guard
Be vigilant about giving too much of information about yourself. Keep things purely platonic. And make sure you stop communicating with anyone who pressures you for personal information or attempts in any way to trick you into committing yourself in any way.

Ready to Start Dating? Approach with Caution
Careful, thoughtful decisions generally yield better dating results. The best behaviour is being open and forthright. Take all the time you need to check out if your date is trustworthy person. If you suspect someone is lying, he or she probably is, so act accordingly. Be responsible about romance, and don't fall in love at the click of a mouse. Don't become prematurely intimate with someone.

Ready to Start Dating? Chat your date up
A phone call can reveal much about a person's communication and social skills. Consider your security and do not reveal your personal phone number to a stranger. Try a cell phone number instead. Only furnish your phone number when you feel completely comfortable.

Ready to Start Dating? Start as you mean to go
You are not obligated to meet anyone unless you are ready for it. And even if you do arrange a meeting, you can always change your mind. If you have misgivings then trust them. Trust yourself. Go with your instincts.

Ready to Start Dating? Watch for red flags
Pay attention to displays of anger, intense frustration or attempts to pressure or control you. Acting in a passive or aggressive manner, making demeaning or disrespectful comments or any physically inappropriate behavior are all red flags. If you have never met your date's friends, professional associates or family members, then that's a huge red flag!

Ready to Start Dating? Meet in a safe place
On your first few dates, never arrange to be picked up at home. Have your own transportation, meet in a public place at a time with many people around (a familiar restaurant or coffee shop is often a good choice), and when the date is over, leave on your own as well.

Ready to Start Dating? Keep Cool
Refrain from drinking excessively, since it may impair your ability to make good decisions. If at some point you and your date decide to move to another location, take your own car. When the timing is appropriate, thank your date for a lovely evening and say goodbye.

Ready to Start Dating? You are your best friend
Never do anything you feel unsure about. If your date intimidates you during the course of the evening, get away immediately. Excuse yourself and call a friend for help or advice. Remember, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Never worry or feel embarrassed about your behavior; your safety is much more important than someone else's opinion of you.

Ready to Start Dating? Liars, cheats, imposters - they can be found everywhere - discos, parties or even hanging out at your nearest college canteen. Regardless of where you meet someone, dating is never a risk-free activity, but a little caution goes a long way in reducing risk in matters of the heart. Feeling prepared, why not just go out there and get yourself a quality date!

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