First Date Defense

A first date can be a bit nerve racking. Yeah, your new interest may look good, but a total psycho could lurk behind that sweet smile. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to keep yourself securely in the safe zone while you get to know your nouveau crush. Here are a few first date tips to help you stay safe:

Digits in Disguise

Vumber.com sets you up with disposable digits that you can give to your potentional honey. This service lets you make and take calls without revealing your real number. Bonus: The first month is free! You can’t tell me that this isn’t the best first date tool you’ve ever heard of.

Do it in Public

Most of us know not to invite a relative stranger to our home, but it’s also a good idea to keep your new date away from your work. Try meeting in a busy park, or a coffee shop, or go for a walk in a local market. If you’re going to a bar or pub, drink responsibly. Getting wasted will only compromise your judgement - and it’s not exactly attractive.

Spread the Word

Pretend you’re going for a hike alone in a bear infested forest and let a family member or a friend know you’re going on a first date. Sound overly cautious? Let’s hope so!

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