Danger #1: Don't be blinded by chemistry. You're looking for magnetism, someone you're physically attracted to--But don't let the "love bug" mesmerize you to the point of overlooking important character issues.
Danger #2: Don't get cynical. It's true that dating can be discouraging. But it's all down to odds. The more frogs you kiss, the more likely you are to find a prince. But if you have a long list of criteria that you always stick to, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. The love experts say to look beyond the artificial things you think you want like if you only date blondes, 120 pounds and under. You're missing out on a lot of great people, one of whom might be perfect for you even though they're brunette and 125 pounds.
And finally, sometimes dating involves real physical danger. So here are some tips to keep safe:
- Do not accept any drink, alcoholic or not, from anyone you don't know.
- If you're in an unfamiliar setting, don't drink from punch bowls or pitchers.
- And if you're on a blind date, meet at a public place and make sure your friends and family know where you are and who you're with.