Meeting for the first time can be as exciting as it can be anxious.
You need to ensure that excitement doesn’t get the better of you.
When you decide to meet someone in life who you had been previously communicating with online, you should use these cautionary measures:
Meet At A Public Place
Ensure that you meet at a public place.
Do not have this person meet you or pick you up at your home.
People can get carried away at times because they feel like they know the person.
Long conversations online no matter how good doesn’t mean that you know this person.
This person is still a stranger to an extent.
Hence, be sensible and meet this person in a public place first.
Let Family And Friends Know Where You’ll Be
Always advice a family member or friend about where you are going to be meeting this person.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this is just going to be a quick meeting and no big deal.
It is a big deal regardless of how quick you think the meeting is going to be.
Let them know and be very specific as to the time you are going to meet this person and the exact location.
Keep Personal Items close
Avoid leaving a personal item out in the open where this person can possibly obtain your personal information when you are not paying attention.
People often make the mistake of leaving a handbag or some form of personal item around as they head for a bathroom break.
Don’t do that.
Always have your personal items on your person.
Get Your Own Drink
If you choose to meet at a restaurant or a bar, don’t have this person go get a drink for you.
Either have a waiter bring the drink or go get it yourself.
Even though you may feel that this person is not the harmful type who would add something harmful to your drink, one can never be too cautious.