And don’t let him or her pick you up at home or work.
If you drive, park in a high-trafficked, well-lit space. Inform a few close friends or family members about your date plans.
It’s fine to share your favorite books, foods or movies along with your dream vacation and hopes for the future.
First, don’t expect your date to look exactly like his or her photos.
Also, listen carefully — does the person sound like a guy pretending to be a girl? Spend too long in the email stage establishing what feels like an intimate connection with someone you think you know, and you risk bitter disappointment when (and if) you finally meet in person. Many online daters have at least one horror story to share.