How to Safely Meet
Strangers from a Teenchat
You are ready to meet somebody online, that is ready for
Online Teenchat Dating! That means you are not seeing anybody but
only talking. Make it an interesting and safe experience.
Use email and the telephone to ask open ended questions and
get the other person to share information about
himself/herself. In other words, after asking "What kind of
work do you do"?, ask "Why do you like that kind of work?
What led you into that field?"
Gently interview the other person. Explain to him/her that
you don't wish to "pry" into their life, but you feel there
are definite possibilities for getting acquainted and you
want to be very thorough in this preliminary stage.
over the internet or phone over a longer period of time is
better so that you can get to know the person better and who
what their temperament, personality, character is like.
Meeting up with someone you met only a couple of times
doesn't give you their full spectrum of personality traits.
Do not promise a date or a meeting until you have had at
least five fifteen minute or longer conversations by phone
in advance of suggesting a personal meeting.
Do not rely only on email or written letters to get
acquainted. Use ALL mediums possible. This will give the
persona a better idea about your personality, it will bring
up different aspects which may not be seen through just one
Be "businesslike". Don't arrange a first "date" -- arrange a
"meeting", lunch or coffee break with a defined ending time.
It should be casual.
When you arrange to meet the other person, leave a trail.
Tell a trusted friend or relative who you are meeting, where
and what time you're expected back.
Meet in a well lighted, public place which each of you can
get to easily.