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The Haven

P.O. Box 5382

Valdosta, Georgia 31603




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Safe Dating Tips For Valentine's Day

February 15, 2019



Tell someone where you’re going—and when you’ll be back. You don't have to spill all the details, but at least let someone know what your plans are.


Drive yourself or agree to meet your date there. If you drive yourself, then you have your own vehicle to come and go as you please.


Fully charge your cell phone. Get into the habit of charging your cell phone when you are in your dorm room or apartment before you go out. A dead cell phone is no use to you in an emergency.


Making group plans with other friends/couple is a safer option. This way you get to know the person in a group setting before deciding if you want to see them again one on one.


When saying goodnight, do not feel pressured to invite that person in. It is perfectly okay to say goodnight before you reach your front door.


“I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason. Be true to yourself if someone is pressuring you. Your date should respect your cautions, if they don’t, this may indicate future problems.


Use alcohol responsibly. Always be in control on your date and know your alcohol limit. Do not accept drinks from others and do not leave your drink unattended. If you start feeling unusually tired or drunk, call a friend you trust immediately.


Keep a little cash with you at all times.


When it comes to clothing, be aware of what defensive techniques you can do in the clothing you are wearing when you go out.


If you encounter a situation where you are being attacked, try your best to stay calm. Use your voice and shout “NO!” and try to escape.


Trust your instincts!



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