Staying Safe On Your First Gay Date

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Whether this is to be your first gay dating experience ever, or just the first with a new man, it’s always best to be safe. You should be able to enjoy yourself with your date but taking precautions to ensure your safety is advised. When you meet a guy over phone chat all you have to go by is what he has told you and the impression you’ve gleaned from him yourself.

Here’s a safe guide to gay dating for everyone from total novices to skilled, serial daters.

Check him out by phone first

Speak a few times on the phone before agreeing to a date. Obviously if the two of you have gotten to the point where you are arranging a date it’s clear that you already like each other. There’s no rush to meet up with someone the first time you’ve spoken to them. Take your time, get to know each other a little, and arrange to talk through phone chat a few times.

Date in public places

Arrange to meet in a public place. To most people this is common sense but a surprising number of gay daters are willing to meet at someone’s house, in a hotel, or late at night. Also try to meet somewhere that is neutral territory and that you both know well. You should be able to get home without getting lost if you need to leave in a hurry.

Don’t get a lift

Sort out your own transportation. Don’t agree for your date to pick you up from your home the first time you go out and don’t share a cab home, even if you’re both going in the same direction. If it makes you feel safer, take down a few numbers for local taxi firms and save them in your phone.

Don’t get drunk

Take it easy on the booze. Being really drunk puts everyone in a more vulnerable position. If you’re going to be drinking more than usual on your date make sure to eat some good solid food beforehand. If you feel like you’re getting very drunk very quickly change to soft drinks.

Trust your instincts. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, pushes you to share information with them that you would rather not, or tries to take you somewhere you’re not familiar with your within your rights to leave.

The vast majority of men you’ll chat to on gay chat lines are decent, friendly, genuine men who are looking for love, friendship, and fun. Don’t let the few bad apples out you off finding the man of your dreams and embarking on a fairytale gay romance.

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