#1 Meet in a public place.
#2 Tell a friend or family member where you’re going.
#3 Use your own transportation. Don’t allow your date to pick you up, as this will leave you at the mercy of a total stranger.
#4 Bring money. Even if you’re a woman, you need to be prepared to pay your own way. Many men believe that the man should always pay for dates, and some women will volunteer to foot the bill if they’ve asked out a man.
#5 Pay attention to hygiene. The fact that this even needs to be mentioned may surprise you, but on various online forums, you will find many stories about dates who have shown up in dirty clothes, with unbrushed hair, or reeking of body odor.
#6 Be polite if your date doesn’t look like what you expected. Getting mad and walking out is acceptable if you expected to see a woman and a man shows up, or if your date is 400 pounds while in their pictures, they looked 120.
#7 Thank your date for a good time. One of the worst things you can experience after a date is being left hanging, not knowing whether the other person will ever talk to you again. Some people think that since they don’t know their online dates very well, that gives them a free pass to just disappear.
Don’ts of online dating
#1 Chat online for months before meeting.
#2 Agree to go to a guy or girl’s home on the first date.
#3 Send indecent pictures before meeting. Once again, you don’t really know these people.
#4 Bring friends, family members, or pets to a date.
#5 Be late. It’s incredibly annoying to wait around for someone who’s not punctual. If you’re late, this shows that you don’t value your date’s time. Plus, they may think you’re not showing up, and leave before you get a chance to meet them.
#6 Wear revealing clothing.
#7 Barrage your date with messages afterward.