5 Steps to Ensure Your Blind Date isn’t Your Worst Nightmare

Blind dating is an exciting way to meet new men since neither party knows who the other person is and what to expect.

It’s a fun, harmless way to spend an evening with someone new.

However, there may times when a blind date may go sour and could even take a turn for the worse. Some safety measures to protect yourself on the off chance that the guy you’re meeting may not have your best interest at heart are the following:

1. Find out as much as you can about him

The internet makes it easy to find anything on anyone online by simple entering their name in Google’s search engine. But if you want dig deeper and find out if he has had any run-ins with the law and has been charged with any crime then you can do so by using this background check website.

2. Choose a public location where you won’t be alone

Both you and your blind date will feel more at ease. Your blind date will more be more hesitant to do anything that will provoke attention if his goal is to do you harm or anything inappropriately. Pay attention to the red flags. If he is trying to get you into a more private area and you aren’t yet comfortable with it then end the date while you can.

3. Tell a friend or family member where you are going

Provide as much information as you can to family and friends such as where you are going, how you met your date (either as a set-up through a friend, online, or whatever method), who your date is and contact information.

Also let them know what time you will be meeting your date and what you plan on doing with him throughout the night. This will ensure your safety if something goes wrong and you don’t come home when you are supposed to. If plans change in the middle of your date then let your family and friends know.

4. Bring your own transportation

When on a blind date always bring your own transportation. Typically first dates start with one party picking up other party up at home. That is a great, romantic way to start a date with someone you already know well, but not with a stranger.

Last thing you want to do is allow a stranger to know where you live if the blind date goes sour or left with no other way to get home. Make sure you have a back-up plan if this is the case. Have a taxi pick up if possible.

5. Listen to your gut

One of the most important things you can do on a blind date is trust your intuition. As we take in the world, we learn to recognize subtle behaviors or mannerisms that give away a person with bad intentions. If your gut is telling you that the person you’re on a date with is not who they say they are, or if they are acting or speaking in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, then end the date while you can.

Do not be afraid of offending someone if you truly believe your safety is at risk. Your well-being is more important than someone else’s hurt feelings.

We live in a society where the media online and on the TV have created a culture of fear and intimidation, especially for women. Stay calm and attentive and don’t interrogate him. You want to snuff him out but you also don’t want to scare him away. Most of all remember that he’s human and he will make mistakes.

By following these simple 5 steps you can rest assured that your blind date will be successful and if not then at least you’ll go home safely.