Protect Yourself When You Meet in Person

Wow.. you’ve met someone on Local Hot Chat who really excites you.  You’ve been burning up the hot free chat phone lines and you believe that you’re ready for a face-to-face meeting.  That’s fine…many wonderful couples have gotten together through our phone chat in local areas – or even at a distance.  Here are some tried and true tips for planning your first meeting:

Do your homework – Because your privacy is of the highest importance at Local Hot Chat, we do not conduct background checks on our members.  We instead encourage members to do their own research prior to meeting.

We recommend getting as much info as possible by asking questions, utilizing Internet search engines, and most importantly, using common sense.  Nothing is 100% reliable; just remember to use your head as well as your heart.

If you encounter someone underage, please be responsible and alert our customer service team.

Watch for red flags – Pay attention to displays of anger, intense frustration or attempts to pressure or control you.  Acting in a passive-aggressive manner, making demeaning or disrespectful comments or any physically inappropriate behavior are all red flags.

You should be concerned if your date exhibits any of the following behavior without providing an acceptable explanation:

  • Provides inconsistent information about age, interests, appearance, marital status, profession, employment, etc.
  • Fails to provide direct answers to direct questions.

Meet in a safe place – If you choose to meet, always tell a friend where you are going and when you will return.  Leave your date’s name and telephone number with your friend.

Never arrange for your date to pick you up at home.  Provide your own transportation and meet in a public place at a time with many people around (a familiar restaurant or coffee shop is often a good choice).

Refrain from drinking excessively, as it could impair your ability to make good decisions.

If at some point you and your date decide to move to another location, consider taking your own car.

Take extra caution outside your Area – If you are flying in from another city, arrange for your own car and hotel room.  Do not disclose the name of your hotel and never allow your date to make the arrangements for you.

Call your date from the hotel or meet at the location you have already agreed to.  If the location seems inappropriate or unsafe, trust your instincts.

Always make sure a friend or family member knows your plans and has your contact information.  And if possible, carry a mobile phone at all times.

Get yourself out of a jam – Never do anything that makes you feel unsure or unsafe.  Use your best judgment to defuse the situation and get out of there.  Excuse yourself to call a friend for advice, ask someone else on the scene for help or just leave.  Never worry or feel embarrassed about your behavior; your safety is much more important than one person’s opinion of you.

Remember – our free local hot chat service has led to numerous lasting relationships – both straight and gay – so who knows… you could be next.  Start a local chat today by calling for your free trial.