Festive hook ups: stay safe

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Trust your gut

It’s important to trust your instincts because they are never wrong. If you feel you are uncomfortable, leave immediately.

Meet in public

If possible, meet in a public place first. Make sure that person is what he say he is According to the Mentrose anti-violence program, if you’re not able to meet in a public place, do not open your door if you see more than one person outside, even if they tell you they came along for the fun.

Let someone know of your whereabouts

Call someone when you arrive and let that person know where you are. Let them know how long you’ll be gone so if you don’t come back on the time that person will know where to go look for you. When you arrive at the venue, look around and make sure you don’t drink anything you find in the house because it might be spiked.

Be extra vigilant

When you arrive, ask him to leave unnecessary items in the car. If he brings a duffle bag, ask to see what’s inside before you let them enter your home.

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