How a Bartender Could Help You in a Dangerous Situation
I like to think of myself as a “dating expert.” It sounds like one of those throwaway internet titles like “sexpert” or “professional blogger,” but I don’t introduce myself that way so I figure it’s cool. I’ve been on (literally) countless first dates. I’m not proud of it, but if I ran into most of these guys, I wouldn’t know if I had even got out on a date with them, let alone their names.
However, being the “expert” I am, I have innumerable tips and tricks to handling a first encounter with an online or blind date. Everyone knows to meet in public (unless you’re doing a Craigslist Casual Encounter) for the first time, preferably something you can get away from easily like drinks or coffee. You should also tell at least one friend where you are going with your date. Also, never have a stranger pick you up, especially from your own home.
Even with all precautions, including pepper spray or a knife (if it’s legal in your state), there are always wild cards. That’s why one bar started a secret code to help people out of bad situations. And it’s so ingenious that it has caught on worldwide.