23 Nov 2013
Dating is supposed to be fun, romantic and stimulating. The question is-how can I play safe? (No pun intended)
When we were young, our potential suitors picked us up at home and subsequently were put through the Spanish Inquisition by our parents. This was followed by a rough handshake, intended to intimidate the boy, while the mother ran off to the front door, taking down his license plate.
It's up to each of us to date smart.
It's as easy as ABC- and here is my personal checklist.
Be your own detective!
ASK questions: I start with finding out as much about the person as possible, by asking questions and the doing some research. Google is my new best friend.
BUDDY system: I always tell a trusted friend who I am going out with and where we are meeting.
CONDOMS: No explanation needed- no EXCEPTIONS EVER!
DRINKING: I keep it to a minimum and near me. Date rape drugs are not just used on our children (GFB).
EYES and ears open: I stay alert and very in the moment. If the hair on the back of my neck goes up for any reason, I activate the buddy system and get an emergency call from "home" and head to the....
GOOD instincts: I have them, as do you. We all need to listen to them.
HAPPY safe dating to us all!
Do you have any safety tips or stories you would like to share?
Write to me so we can all be on this journey together.