It’s great when things move from online to offline.
Dates can be wonderful, funny, and sometimes boring – and unfortunately they sometimes turn out very differently.
It is important to us that everyone has a pleasant and, most importantly, safe time with one another.
Our tips on planning the real “first” date should make you feel secure:
- Listen to your gut!
If something seems a little off to you, listen to your intuition and remove yourself from the situation or don’t go there in the first place. Even if the person tells you that this makes them feel hurt or disappointed, your well-being is more important.
- It is a good idea to phone or use the video chat first before you meet in “real life.” This will give you a better feel for the person.
- The best place to meet for the first time is in public. Ideally, it should be a place you know well where you feel safe. Their flat in not a good place for a first date.
- Tell your friends about the date and take your phone with you.
- And don’t forget: You can leave at any time if you start to feel uncomfortable.
- If you are invited to take part in a video chat, remember that this may be recorded and this may include you and anything you do. This can still happen when someone promises they won’t record anything.
Should you run into an uncomfortable situation when meeting up with someone, for example due to
...we advise that you report the person in question to us and file a report with the police with the profile ID.
Nobody should have to go through this, and we will do our best to assist you in the situation.