Seven Rules for Safe Dating

As the month of February comes to a close, I thought I would share with you my Seven Rules for Safe Dating:

  1. Always arrange your own transportation and meet your date in a neutral place. If you feel uncomfortable then you can always leave.
  2. Do not go to someone’s home or let them come to yours until you have known that person for several months.
  3. Make sure that the time and activity of dates are planned in advance. Refuse to do things last minute; this is disrespectful to you and a common tool of those who want to take advantage.
  4. Refuse to talk about topics that make you feel uncomfortable or are too personal. As a rule, it is impolite for others to ask personal questions and there is no need for you to answer them,
  5. If you aren’t treated with respect or are expected to do anything that you do not want to do, leave immediately.
  6. Do not drink, stay up late, or have sex with anyone when you start dating them. Ideally, wait as long as possible or until marriage.
  7. When starting a relationship, do not call or visit your partner every day. Once or twice a week is better for creating healthy boundaries.

What are some rules you have? Share them in the comments below!

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