• Carry money for a taxi or public transportation in case your date is cut short; bring a cell phone.
  • “No” means “NO.”
  • If someone is unable to give consent, it is called sexual assault or rape.
  • Never give out personal information (home address, work address, email address).
  • Never go to someone’s room, apartment, house, etc. Always meet in a public place.
  • Ask a lot of questions.
  • If someone is abusive or rude, block and ignore them.  Consider reporting the abusive behavior to police or the university.
  • Make sure you are comfortable with the person you are “talking” to at all times.
  • Always make your own travel arrangements to and from a first date.
  • Do not accept a ride home on the first date.
  • Keep your first date to a specified time limit so you always have an end time.
  • Never feel like you owe it to someone to meet them -- you don’t!
  • If possible, step away and call a friend during the date to confirm that everything is ok.
  • Take your time to get to know someone -- don't be rushed.
  • Make sure anyone you are talking to is willing to provide photos and information about themselves.
  • Download and use the Rave Guardian app.