Safety Guideline

When you are meeting new friends, safety is always an extremely important consideration. We are concern for your safety when meeting a stranger for the first date. To help you cope with any unexpected outcome, we provide some tips for your consideration.

Tip 1: Online Communication

You open a free account and your meet someone interesting online. You receive some nudge and you want to know them better. Naturally, you want them to contact you offline and you provide them your facebook account, e-,mail address or contact number. It is normal. However, you must also realise that by doing so, you risk giving these confidential information to someone that may spam your account with property ads or likewise. 

You may receive unnecessary junk mails which you need to block them in return. To avoid such hassles, use funlink inbox for the first few contact. Study their profile carefully for any inconsistency before meeting them in person. Send them some virtual gift to test their response. No one guarantees what you see online is what you will meet in person. It may be someone nice but it can also be someone nasty. Just be safe and protect yourself first.

Tip 2: Offline Dress Code

Depending on where is the date, it is always safer for ladies not to be too sexy on the first date by wearing low cut, see through tops or mini skirt. Being too sexy may get you in trouble sometimes. Be decent and look natural. For gentlemen, depending on the location, it is recommended not to be in flip flop, singlet, torn jeans or T shirt with vulgar language or obscene picture printed on it. Gentlemen, first impression counts. Be yourself and neat.

Tip 3: Meet in a Safe Place

If you decide to meet offline, always inform a friend where you are going and when you will return. Leave your date’s name and telephone number with your friend. It is advisable not to arrange for your date to pick you up at home or at your office. Provide your own transportation and meet in a public place with people around. Choose a place preferably in town with buses or trains nearby.

When the date is over, leave on your own. A familiar restaurant or coffee shop (e.g. Coffee Bean, Starbuck, TCC or etc), at a time when a lot of other people are present, is often a fine choice. If you decide to move to another location, take your own car or public transport. When the timing is appropriate, thank your date for meeting together and say goodbye.

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Tip 4: Trust Your Gut Instinct

Your instinct is a powerful medium for knowing when something doesn't feel right. It is also a great way to measure when to move forward with someone and when to turn and run. Whether you read profiles, responses to emails, engage in phone conversations, or meet in person, your instincts will tell you if something is "right" or if something is wrong. If you feel something is amiss, this is your cue to be careful, back off, or proceed with extreme caution. Regardless of where you meet someone, it is always wise to exercise caution on the initial dates!

My advice is to stay online using the Fun Link inbox for communication until you are ready to provide your own MSN or e-mail address. Using Fun Link website keeps you safe as you can report any spam and the administrator will take good care of it. Your identity will not be disclosed and you will not be harassed by any further e-mails going directly to your inbox or MSN.

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Tip 5: Meet only When It Feels Right

When you date online, you don't ever have to date offline if you don't want to. You can send virtual gift or read their behavior survey to know more about them and you are never pressured to reject anyone. You should only meet them in person when you feel it is the right thing to do. Trust your instincts and they are usually right.

Tip 6: Tell Someone Where You Are

Inform someone close to you such as your close friend, the name of the person you are meeting, the place you are planning to meet, and the approximate time you expect to return home. This way, if things go wrong, someone will know where you go and how to contact you. Just be safe, that is my advice to you.

Tip 7: Limit alcohol

Avoid drinking excessively on a first date because these types of activities can impair your judgment. You'll have plenty of other opportunities to indulge so just wait until another time. Besides, you wouldn't want to make the wrong impression. Unless you can hold liquor very well, proportionate amount is always recommended. Keep your first date 'awake' and know each other first. Party can come later when you go with a group of friends.

Tip 8: Charged your mobile phone

Ensure that your mobile phone is fully charged and it must be switched on all the time. You may switch to vibration mode as not to interrupt the date. Always make frequent SMS to your friends especially for ladies if you sense something is fishy or wrong with the dates. Always inform your friends when the dates will end and never stay too late or after midnight especially for the first few dates.

Good luck in finding the right friend and have fun networking online or offline!

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