When you’re going to meet up with someone you met on a matchmaking or dating site, it can be nerve-wracking to the extreme. You don’t know if she’s going to look like her picture or if she’s even going to show up at all. It’s not an easy situation to handle, especially if you’ve never met someone from the Internet in real life before. When you’re going to start hooking up or even casually dating, you will need to know how to meet up with someone in person and how to do it safely. There are good places and bad places to meet up with a relative stranger, and you’ll definitely want to keep these tips in mind before you start meeting up with women in person. Here are some of the best places to meet up with someone you met online:
At a Coffee Shop
“Coffee shop can be a safe and secure meeting place”
Meeting up at a coffee shop probably doesn’t seem like the world’s sexiest location. However, the point isn’t to hook up right away. It’s to get comfortable with the person you want to hook up with. Meeting up for the first time in a coffee shop can be the perfect way to ensure that you both feel safe and comfortable with the situation. It’s a public location and it has plenty of other people around, which will definitely help her feel more secure. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to head for the hills if she doesn’t quite match up with what you were expecting to see. Either way, meeting up in a coffee shop before you move on to hook up or go out on a date is a good way to ensure that you both have a secure and comfortable experience.
At a Restaurant or at a Movie
Meeting up at a restaurant or a movie may seem a little too much like a date if you’re just looking to hook up, but it’s a good location for a reason. Again, you’re in public and surrounded by people but still more or less on your own. It’s a good mix of private and public. Meeting up for a date before you hook up will help you both scope each other out and get comfortable with the situation, which is nothing to sneeze at. There’s quite a bit of risk involved with meeting someone from the Internet for the first time, so doing it in one of these venues is a good idea.
A Hotel Lobby
“Let her relax on your arm”
Meeting up in a hotel lobby is a bit less romantic, but you’re probably not looking for romantic, anyway. This is good if you want to get straight to hooking up but you want to ensure that things are hunky-dory before you go straight for the gold. You still have an opportunity to part ways if you don’t meet each other’s expectations, and people will still be around for your initial meeting. It’s not that classy, but it will satisfy your need to meet in public to ensure your safety as well as hers.