And, for extra measure, make sure you tell at least one friend or family member who you are meeting, where you are going and what time you expect to return – just so they know.
Cafes make for great first date venues; a cup of coffee allows for a short encounter or a longer meeting, depending on how well you hit it off!
Then, if the date goes really well you have an opportunity to hang out again a few days later on the weekend for your second date.*Always make sure that you book a table a few days ahead of time!
After all neither of you want to get locked into an hour-and-a-half long dinner (which may cost you around 0) when it’s clear after just 5 minutes that there’s no chemistry.
So pick a date that’s cheap, easy, and won’t take more than 60-90 minutes.
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.