With the Google Voice app, you’re able to check your calls, voicemails, and messages without giving out your real number.
You can also block anyone who comes across a little “sketch”.
Go “old-school” and reach out by phone before your first date. Talking by phone allows you to hear the other individual and to pick up on certain verbal cues that may be hidden through instant messaging or texts, Additionally, this gives you the chance to feel out the individual better before first meeting.
Don’t accept the invitation to carpool- take your own vehicle or use public transportation if possible.
Online dating is continuing to grow in popularity and constantly evolve.
e Harmony suggests always doing this in their list of tips for a safe and successful first date.
Should things go terribly wrong on your date, it’s better to be prepared than not, so consider carrying a can of pepper spray.
Hopefully you won’t have to use this, but like the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If possible, try to find pictures and see what additional information comes up about the person beyond Facebook and Instagram.
To take your safety a step further, get a free Google Voice phone number.
For the first date or two, avoid going somewhere private with your date.