This person is a stranger and you need to protect yourself, first and foremost.’ ‘If your date offers to pick you up at home, politely decline.
Plan your own route to and from your date so that you remain completely in control at all times.
If they do or say anything which makes you feel uneasy, walk away.
If you go into your date with a positive attitude, you’re much more likely to have a good time – and make your date feel good too.’ ‘Who should pay the bill is one the most hotly debated aspects of first date etiquette.
Traditionally, whoever initiated the date would pick up the bill but, these days, it’s much more common to split the bill.
Make an effort to be engaged and present on your date and save checking your phone until they go to the bathroom!
’ ‘Asking your date questions not only shows that you’re interested in what they have to say but it also allows you to get to know them, which is what a first date is all about! More intimate questions about your date’s hopes, dreams and passions will help you forge a closer connection – and it’s a lot more interesting than talking about the weather.’ ‘Nothing is as reassuring as a genuine smile.
If you have an i Phone you could also share you location on the app Find My Friends.