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College is one of the few times in your life when you’ll be surrounded with a large group of people all around your same age, in a similar life situation, and facing the same stresses and triumphs. It’s no wonder why college is a great time to embrace the social aspect of college and go on a few dates here and there, with an emphasis on dating within your comfort zone, and always feeling safe with your date. We’re not your parents, and we’re not here to preach to you, but all of us at SpyTown.com Home Security Cameras know a thing or two about safety and security, and we want your college days to be only safe, happy, and memorable!
It’s always nice to have a date pick you up, but for the first and second dates where you’re just getting to know him, ask him to meet you for your date. This way, you’ll have your own car in case you need to make an early exit, or just simply don’t feel comfortable with your date. There’s no reason to feel “bad” if you aren’t comfortable – safety should always be your first concern, and your instincts are usually right on!
Keep It Public.
So that guy in your English class has finally asked you out, and after two months of sitting behind him every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, you feel you know him pretty well. Still, it’s important to make those first few dates public to keep your comfort level up and feel safe knowing that you’re in the public eye. Go to a local coffee shop, restaurant, movie theater, museum, college sporting event, or local concert. This helps you feel secure, and allows you to get to know the other person in an environment with multiple stimulations, so you’ll (hopefully!) never be at a loss of words.
Spill The Details.
You might not want to tell your friends every detail of your dates, but you should definitely tell them where you’re headed. If he surprises you with a new location, send at least one friend a quick, discreet text message to let them know where you are. Taking a moment to keep them informed not only increases your connection with them, but also makes sure people you care about are aware of your
location. You can then simply enjoy your date and have fun!
Most college dates go off without too much of a hitch, but taking a few safety precautions keeps you in control of your own safety and helps prevent the unthinkable from happening. If you’re not comfortable with your date, make a polite exit – there’s nothing wrong with suddenly having a stomach ache!