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If your first interaction with a potential mate is via the internet, meeting in person for the first time is a very exciting time. The tips below will help you have a safe and successful first date.

Writing a dating profile that attracts dates

An important aspect of online dating is creating a great profile. The profile the FIRST impression and helps a person decide whether to reach out to you. If writing a great profile title and description is difficult for you, consider free writing services powered by artificial intelligence. Our favorite artificial intelligence writing tool is Copy.ai. Use artificial intelligence to write your profile title, descriptions, likes, and dislikes. We suggest using ‘write email’ feature to email prospective dates and send thank you notes after successful first dates.

Pictures are also an important aspect of a great profile. Post several different pictures that highlight your interests and personality.

Do:

  • Meet in a public place at a decent hour during which lots of people will be around.
    • A lunch date is a great idea.
    • Mid morning coffee or tea is also a good idea
  • Be on time.
    • You don’t want your date’s first impression of you to be a person who is late.
  • Limit alcohol consumption or abstain entirely until you know the person better.
    • Alcohol can impair judgement and lead to uncomfortable situations.
  • Use your own transportation.
    • It’s never a good idea to get into someone’s personal vehicle on a first date.
    • If you are unable to drive yourself, take a taxi, Uber or Lyft.
  • Tell at least one friend or family member the name of the person and the place where you are going to meet and and arrange to “check-in” with them after each of the first few dates.
  • Allow for equal talk time.
    • You don’t want to be perceived as someone who must have all of the attention.
  • Carry a fully charged cell phone with easily accessible emergency numbers.
    • If possible, bring a battery charger.

Don’t:

  • Leave beverages or personal belongings unattended.
    • It is important to hold on to purses, wallets, jackets with pockets that contain items that could reveal personal information about you, like a driver’s license, credit cards, ATM receipts, etc.
  • Pretend to be someone you’re not.
  • Rely on your date to pay for the activity or meal. Always have enough money to cover your expenses.
  • Do not meet at your house or place of work, or give that information out until you have had a good opportunity to know the other person better.
  • Go home with someone, even if it feels like everything is going great.
    • You have not spent enough time with them enough to assess whether your safety is at risk.
  • Consume cannabis during the date. Especially if your judgment will be impaired.
  • Take them to a cannabis cafe.