It's okay for guys to listen in to these "do's" and "don'ts" for girls when dating! Are you aware that according to studies, one in six women have been a victim of rape and that among female rape victims, 54% are under the age of 18! Here are some important tips on how to protect yourself:
DO keep a cell phone and contact information with you at all times. DO keep an emergency stash of money for a taxi with you in case your date goes sour. DO make sure someone knows where you are at all times. DO learn some self-defense moves!
DON'T go out with a guy if you don't know him very well. DO get to know him in a group setting, first. DON'T go on a blind date alone. Insist on double dating with a couple you know. DON'T go to quiet or secluded spots with your date. DO insist going somewhere public if he really wants to get to know you. DON'T leave your drink unattended at a party or eat anything questionable. Drugs can be slipped into your food or drink. DON'T go to a guy's place alone with him.
DO develop high standards and set boundaries of personal space. DO let your date know where your boundaries are. DON'T allow your date violate any portion of your boundaries...if he does, tell him to stop. If he doesn't stop...LEAVE, IMMEDIATELY!
DON'T try to explain things, just leave and call your parents or a friend to pick you up. DO trust your instincts. If you sense something isn't right...get out of the situation.
"Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right" (Proverbs 20:11)