So feel free to make those choices, even if you are typically unuse to doing so.
First Dates Should Be in Public This is a no-brainer, but sometimes, even the obvious needs to be said.
Keep in mind, that 50 mile drive for the first date might seem like no big deal, but imagine doing that multiple times a week if things got serious.
It can (and has) been done, but know what you're getting yourself into beforehand.
It's best to use the dating service's internal, secure messaging system until you feel as though you know the person to some degree.
This ensures that when you do run into the inevitable creep online, you remain anonymous and safe. So it helps prepare yourself if you remember that going into the online dating process.
Don't feel the need to give out your phone number if you're not comfortable doing so.
Instead, ask for theirs and remember to put in the code for blocking caller ID before making the call.Be on the lookout for inconsistencies in their history or any stories they tell you of their life, background, or growing up.Ask informative questions of the other person to ensure they match what and who they say they are in their profile.Then proceed to phone calls if you still feel safe, attracted, and curious.Finally, setup a first date when the time is right.(But hey, if you find someone to swoon over, that's cool too!