Safety Tips for Teenage Dating
Teenage could be the first time a person experiences the thrill and enthusiasm, the anticipation and anxiety of the date. As much as the event is fun, enjoyable, thrilling, it needs a certain degree of caution and care so that the experience doesn’t turn out to be a negative or risky one.
There is always a risk of not knowing what the person is really like. Do not presume that the guy is good and you can be absolutely at ease with him. Going on a date with a guy you know might be safer than going with a person you have met online, and do not have any way of cross checking the truth of what he is saying.
Incase you are meeting such a person for the first time, inform well meaning friends or ask them to be around the place you are meeting him. They can hang around for a few minutes to watch how things go on and be there is you feel any threat from him.
If you are going on a date, it might be a good idea to introduce the guy as a friend to your family and have an informal meeting between him and your parents. Introducing the guy to the parents may make the guy feel more responsible and concerned towards you when he takes you on a date.
Going with a classmate or friend was considered the safest net; however as more instances of betrayal of trust and exploitation of these so called friends are coming to light, you need to be a bit cautious even if the person in question is a friend. You might still not know what he is upto.
Choose a location that is neutral to both of you. Avoid going to secluded, unfamiliar places on the first date. Go to a place that has warmth and coziness, and has some public presence too.
Avoid taking alcohol if you are not sure of your capacity to handle drinks.
Draw your boundaries and have an idea what you want the date to be like. Know how much intimacy you will allow or what is comfortable to you, and let the guy know it if he is crossing your boundaries.