But watch out: liars and fraudsters can be found anywhere, and the anonymity of the Web even allows people hide who they truly are and make up all sorts of tales… because none will be the wiser. That's why you should think about what kind of inconveniences can occur at a blind date with someone you got to know on the internet and how you can protect yourself from that.
Tip #1: Never be too confiding
Although you might think that you have finally found the right one, a certain portion of suspicion is always good – there’ll be enough time to put aside your suspicion. So pay attention to awkward behaviour or contradicting statements and quit the contact if your intuition tells you to.
Tip #2: Take your time before arranging the first blind date
You can assume that fraudsters quickly lose interest when they notice that you are in no rush to have the first blind date but rather want to get to know well your new acquaintance first.
Tip #3: Don't be naive
It’s the same as in real life: a pleasant and neat look does not necessarily assure a sincere character just as eloquent and kind speech from someone you have just met on the internet does not always represent true-hearted motives.
Tip # 4: Speak on the phone before you meet
Pick up the phone if a contact seems promising. Many a liar has lost their head in a telephone conversation. In addition you will be able to get an even more thorough picture of your new flirt and realise if his/her voice sounds trustworthy to you.
Tip #5: Intuition instead of politeness
Don’t ever shun stopping yourself at the very last moment if you are having an “awkward gut feeling”.
Tip #6: Choose a neutral setting with a loophole for your blind date
The first date should take place at a neutral and public place of your (!) choice where you feel secure and know where the toilet or the back exit is...
Tip #7: Organise a “guardian angel” for your first date
Let your friends in on your enterprise and provide them with all important information with regarding your first date. Receiving a phone call during the date from one of the girls is quite popular among women. They usually agree on certain code phrases such as:
- "No, we wanted to go for a swim on Wednesday.” means: “The guy is horrible, please drop in “accidentally” and join us!”
- "Yes, we can go jogging tomorrow.” This means, “Nice guy, I’ll call you tonight.”
And now for the important stuff...
In the previous paragraphs we have provided you with the most important tips for your next blind date. If you keep them in mind you should be safe. Don’t forget that a blind date can also be exciting, erotic and incredibly thrilling and you should be looking forward to it!
Don’t expect too much, that is, the love of you life - this way you won’t get disappointed. Don’t expect, on the other hand, getting slabbed by a mass murderer (which is quite unusual ;) ) despite our well-intentioned tips at the beginning. Because one thing is clear: a blind date is a wonderful alternative to one of your movie nights at home.
Good luck with your next blind date!
has been observing the Australian Online Dating market since 2010. He is among the top opinion leaders in the industry.
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