However, since this is the first time you are meeting them, it wouldn’t hurt to exercise a little caution.
This is a basic rule to keep in mind whenever you meet an online date.
Tell someone about your rendezvous, whether it’s just a date at a coffee shop or an overseas meeting.
Should anything go wrong, your friend or family member will know of your whereabouts.
The sixth stage of the online dating process is when you meet a potential partner face to face.
Is one of you insisting on a particular venue or activity, despite the other’s wariness?Be suspicious if your date insists on meeting at odd hours unless they have a legitimate reason. If you can’t drive to the chosen location then get a friend to drive you, take public transport or a taxi. Tell a friend or family member where you’re going, what time you’re meeting and how long you expect to be.Give the friend a copy of your date’s contact details and make sure you date knows you’ve done this.Read on for safe dating tips and dating advice for meeting offline locally.Always meet in a populated, public place in an area that you’re familiar with such as your favorite busy restaurant.No harm can come from being over-cautious; you’ll both laugh about it later.If your date cares about and respects you they will respect and reciprocate your concerns.You may even avoid singles events and other real-life opportunities to meet men because you feel so vulnerable and unsure of yourself.Worse, you may get caught up in a toxic relationship with a man who could have been filtered out from the start.While the starting point for my advice is The Rules book series by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, I also layer in my own strategies—the tips I share with private clients and that I followed, personally, to date for marriage.Any single woman can meet great guys online, but you do have to be disciplined, screen carefully, and always choose quality over quantity. Rule 1: Lower your expectations (but not your standards).