Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you don’t need to catch a cheater and are looking online for a date to spend Valentine’s Day with this year, you have plenty of options! There are lots of online dating sites and apps where you can find potential dates. But along with the increased options on dating sites come increased risks. Online dating can be great, if you make sure that you take a few special precautions to make sure that you’re doing it safely. Here are few ways that you can make sure that your special Valentine’s Day date goes smoothly:
Drive Your Own Car
Don’t have your date pick you up or drive you. Take public transportation, an Uber, or drive yourself. Even though your internet date might seem like a great person, it’s better if you don’t trust them to get you to and from the date location. If the date is terrible you need to be able to leave on your own without depending on that other person. And it’s never a good idea to let a stranger from the internet know where you live, no matter how nice they seem. Until you have been dating for a bit, you shouldn’t disclose where you live or have them over to your home.
It’s Valentine’s Day so of course you’re going to want to celebrate a little. Champagne, wine and other alcoholic drinks are often an expected part of a holiday date. And you can have a cocktail, or a glass of champagne or a glass of wine. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it. You should keep your wits about you on a date with someone that you don’t know well and be sure that you’re always in a position to make decisions for yourself. Alcohol has been the main driving force in wanting to catch a cheater online, too. Make wise decisions.
Bring Your Own Money
Who pays for dinner or the movie or whatever you’re doing on your date can be a socially awkward situation. Some people still feel that the person who asked the other person on the date should pay for everything. Others feel that each person should pay their own way. It’s always a smart idea to make sure that you have some extra cash with you in case you want to leave the date early, you need to grab an Uber home, or your date sticks you with the bill. And on Valentine’s Day many places up their prices so the cost of the date could be a lot more than you think.
Meet In Public
A romantic picnic dinner or a movie night at your date’s house might sound like fun ways to spend a Valentine’s Day but until you know your date better you should always meet for a public date. Go to a restaurant, a theater, or some other public place where there are lots of people around. And don’t hesitate to ask the wait staff for help if you end up on a terrible date. The wait staff will often help you sneak out if you need to abandon if you need to. And think of it this way, at least you’re not trying to catch a cheater!