#DaddyDating can be tons of fun and super exciting, especially when you meet a new guy who makes your heart skip a few beats every time you get an in-box notification. It’s easy to get distracted when romance is in the air, but don’t forget to keep yourself safe when hooking up. The Anti-Violence Project’s goal is to help end all forms of violence against gay and HIV-affected community members.
So… what kind of precautions do you take when meeting a new guy?
Here’s some valuable tips from the AVP website:
Use your tech
Text yourself or friends about where you'll be and who you’re with. Include the username your date uses, and a picture of the person if possible. Save messages when using websites and apps.
Meet in public
Meeting in public allows for greater options for safety. If possible bring friends with you, as they can watch your back and give you their impressions.
Question dishonest behavior
If the person doesn't look like the picture they sent you, ask them about it. If they don't have an answer you feel comfortable with, leave.
Know your limits
If you're going to use substances, including alcohol, consider deciding ahead of time when and how much you will use. Never leave your drink or belongings unattended.
Trust your instincts
If you feel threatened or unsafe at...