Protecting yourself must always be your highest priority. Here are a few road rules for any kind of dating and add your own.
1- Don’t post any profile or pics you would want to share with a parent or job interview. Delete any user you don’t trust or don’t like the conversation or delete yourself.
2- Don’t meet anyone you don’t know or trust except in a public place like a coffee shop or bar (not a bus station). You safety is the most important part of this process. Bring a chaperone or friend who can see you at all times.
3 – Make sure other people know where you are going, the name of the person you are meeting and have some text or call-in rules to make sure you are ok at all times.
4 – If you are uncomfortable, leave and make sure you are not followed or that the person knows your address or where you are going. If you think you are being followed, drive to a friend’s house, police station or public place to call the police.