If a match is asking a lot of questions of this type, let them know that you’re not comfortable sharing that information and report them if you have any suspicions about their true motives.’ ‘Even if they claim to make the best pasta in town, never meet someone for the first time at their home and don’t invite them to yours.
Arrange to meet somewhere that’s busy and in public such as a restaurant or coffee shop that you’re comfortable in.’ ‘If you’re planning to meet an online date for the first time, be sure to tell a friend or family member who you’re meeting, when and where.
‘It’s always tempting to ‘accidentally’ check out a date’s social media accounts before meeting up.
Plan your own route to and from your date so that you remain completely in control at all times.If you have an i Phone you could also share you location on the app Find My Friends.Check in with a friend during the date or ask them to call you at a specific time to check on you.’ ‘If your date is making you feel uncomfortable, leave.Visualise a great date – one where the conversation flows easily – and hold on to the positive feelings that the thought encourages. Stand in front of the mirror, put your shoulders back, and say out loud ‘I can do this’.It may sound strange but it really works.’ ‘When we laugh we release endorphins, which can help us to relax.