can never be too safe, especially when she is meeting an attractive
stranger for a first date. The smart choice-meeting in a public
place-is not always the decision women make, but should.
time you offer your home address to a new man, consider the following
reasons not to:
Safety: A new man is really someone
you know nothing about. Until you get to know him, public meetings
offer a cushion of safety that being alone in your house with
him does not.
Alcohol: People vary in their view of
drinking and driving. it's not a good idea to put your life in the
hands of a man who might drink one too many before he drives you home.
When you drive yourself, you are in charge of how much alcohol is
consumed before you get in the car at the end of the date.
How Long the Date Lasts: Nothing is
worse than a date that drags on too long. Meeting your date puts you
in control of your arrival and, especially, your departure times.
You Don't Have to Clean: Why clean
when you don't have to? If you invite a date to your house, you're
more likely to feel the need to clean up before he arrives. On the
other hand, if you meet him elsewhere, there is no need to spend
unnecessary time cleaning.
Sex: As it is, the pressure of sex
comes too soon for most people. The temptation to progress to intimacy
becomes more likely if a man drives you home. An innocent walk to the
door can easily turn into premature sex.
are not alike-protect yourself by keeping your home address private.
That way, if he turns out to be a creep, you won't have to fret over
who is knocking on your door each time your bell rings.