Online dating: Prep yourself well before meeting your online date

First Published Dec 8, 2020, 3:50 PM IST

 Online dating can be terrifying and awkward sometimes. Here are some tips you should follow before going on an online date

<p><strong>Keep your friends in the loop: </strong>Safety matters. Keep your friends posted about the person you are meeting and the place you are going to. If the date does not go as planned your friend/s can always show up and save the day.</p>

Keep your friends in the loop: Safety matters. Keep your friends posted about the person you are meeting and the place you are going to. If the date does not go as planned your friend/s can always show up and save the day.

<p><strong>Choose the right place for your date:</strong> It's better to be safe and choose a public sphere. When you are meeting a person for the first time, it's always mysterious. So be on the safer side and meet the person in a cafe or a restaurant.</p>

Choose the right place for your date: It's better to be safe and choose a public sphere. When you are meeting a person for the first time, it's always mysterious. So be on the safer side and meet the person in a cafe or a restaurant.

<p><strong>Stalk the person online: </strong>Do a background check on the other person before meeting them. Sometimes all information mentioned on an online profile might not be real. Make sure you are going out with a genuine person.</p>

Stalk the person online: Do a background check on the other person before meeting them. Sometimes all information mentioned on an online profile might not be real. Make sure you are going out with a genuine person.

<p><strong>Have realistic expectations:</strong> Be genuine with your date. Be honest and open about your intentions with him or her. If you are not looking for a serious relationship, then be straightforward and tell them that.</p>

Have realistic expectations: Be genuine with your date. Be honest and open about your intentions with him or her. If you are not looking for a serious relationship, then be straightforward and tell them that.

<p><strong>Have an escape plan: </strong>It is always good to have a backup plan. If your date is boring or not like you expected him/her to be like, then always have a backup plan in mind. But keep the reason realistic. You can also call a friend over to get you out of there.</p>

Have an escape plan: It is always good to have a backup plan. If your date is boring or not like you expected him/her to be like, then always have a backup plan in mind. But keep the reason realistic. You can also call a friend over to get you out of there.

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