“Never, ever let your date pick the place,” says Hanson.
Also, give them an idea of when you’ll be back and make sure to alert them when the date is over.
This adds an extra layer of safety to any date you go on with a stranger.
“Always do at least a simple Google search on a potential date, and an advanced search is even better.
Try to verify what they are telling you about themselves.” There’s a lot you can learn from someone’s photos and a lot that can mislead you.
“If you put yourself out there in the wrong way, the wrong person might think he or she is JUST the one to give you what they think you want.” Yikes—not worth it.
Try to keep most of those hilarious shot-taking and booty-shaking shots for yourself and your friends (read: a private Instagram profile or shared i Photo stream).
Women voluntarily went off with him because he didn’t look like a bad guy.
When he got them in his car, their hours were numbered.” A nice smile and polite small talk demeanor doesn’t mean someone doesn’t have a dark side.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t show off how hot you looked in that wrap dress or low-cut top on your League profile—just be careful if those are the only kinds of photos on there, because certain (sick) people could see this as their permission slip to take advantage of you.
“Not only are decent people online looking to meet a nice woman—but disturbed predators are, too,” says former FBI profiler Candice Delong.
“If you think someone has lied to you, you’re probably right.