When you are not in a serious relationship for one reason or another, there may come a time when you decide to date.
With that in mind, dating can be both exciting and a little scary too.
So, is there any change going out into the dating world can be dangerous to your health?
What Do You Need to be on the Lookout for?
In deciding now is the time you want to date, keep a few pointers in mind before you ask your first person out.
- Physical safety – Above all else, never take for granted your physical safety. While the majority of dates come off without a hitch, some do not always end well. One of the ways to go about trying to learn more about a prospective date is doing some research online. For instance, do you have any concerns the person you may want to meet has a criminal record? If they do, would you still feel safe going through with a meeting? You can go online and use a warrant lookup tool. This can help you to see if law enforcement and the courts are looking for this individual right now. If they are, you may well decide to look elsewhere for a date. What if one you have interest in has a criminal record? The severity of that record will of course determine if you want to meet up. A few misdemeanors are not like having a felony arrest and conviction or two. Last, always meet someone for the first time in a very public setting.
- Mental well-being – As key as your physical safety is, don’t forget about your mental well-being. This means you do not let one or more dates mess with your head. Make sure you let them know that you want them to be upfront with you. The hope is you will do the same with them. Unfortunately, some people like to play games when dating. All that does is lead to hurt feelings and even some issues that can go beyond that.
- Drinking and driving – While many first dates will mean a coffee, others can mean alcohol. Always make it a point to know your limit when it comes to alcohol. You never want to put yourself in a position where you could end up in a serious auto accident. It is also important not to drink too much alcohol to the point you could be left in a compromising position. Always be aware of your drink and what is in it.
- Not being you – Finally, always be you when out on dates. For example, if you’re not in the best of shape don’t try and do something you may regret. You could end up getting hurt. Given you know yourself better than anyone, stay within your means and still have fun on the date.
If the person you are dating is trouble in your mind, do your best to move along.
Find one who is a better fit and won’t leave you in situations bad for your physical and mental well-being.