How To Not Get Killed Online Dating

Simple tips to avoid murder

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Katie Dutch — used with permission

Don’t put personal info in your profile

Don’t put your full name, your Instagram account, where you work or your e-mail address, street address or phone number. Why would you advertise that to thousands of strangers?

Get a feel for him before meeting

Weeks and months of pre-date e-mailing and texting is a waste of time. Talk on the phone. It’ll give you more cues than text ever can.

Always meet in public on first dates

ALWAYS! While it IS chivalrous for a man to pick you up at home, and he should down the road if you like him and you guys hit it off, NOT on the first meeting! That’s telling a complete stranger where he can find you if he feels like a little murder next week.

Don’t get in his car

I made this mistake once. He wasn’t a homicidal maniac but he was a major fucking creep trying desperately to feel me up despite bracing my arms across my chest and telling him flat out, “You’re not touching my boobs.”

Carry the right tools

Besides lip gloss and breath mints, you need some important safety items in your bag.

Give a friend your date’s info

That guy wouldn’t have been trapped under a boulder for 127 hours if he’d told ANYONE where he was going that day. Let someone know where you’re going to meet your date.

Don’t get drunk

I love bottomless mimosas, too, but don’t make it easy for someone to take advantage of you. It’s smart to keep it to one or two drinks.

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