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Is this a weird first date rule?

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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My friend and I were talking tonight about a rule I have about first dates. It is that I have to drive my own car and meet the guy wherever it is that we are going. She thinks it's weird and backwards. I just think its better. What if the guy and I don't really kick it off and there's no chemistry, I'd like to avoid that awkward ride home. Or, what if he's a total creeper and I just feel uncomfortable--I don't want to feel like im stuck in his car or have him be able to know where my son and I live. She thinks a guy would take offense to me thinking he might be psycho stalker. 

What do you think? Is that a weird rule? Anyone have (had) that rule too?  After the first or second date, if it gets to that point, then I usually let him pick me up from my house. 


(And it's not as easy as one would think to just call up a cab where I live.)

by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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AprilJ24
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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no i don't think its weird, i have a friend that does the same thing.

AdensMommy1107
by Emerald Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:33 PM

BUMP!

Jimalin
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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I think that's very responsible of you and a good idea.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 5, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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I did the same thing, you are not weird, you are SMART.
vrbtnseele
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Seems smart to me. If I had a car, I'd do it too.
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alwayskk
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:35 PM
No, it's not weird. This world is weird.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 5, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Not weird at all.
LexRi0709
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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Nope. Not weird or crazy. When I was dating I always drove myself. With society the way it is, you have every reason to be careful and lookout for yourself and son!
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VioletSpirit
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:37 PM


Quoting Jimalin:

I think that's very responsible of you and a good idea.
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kayleesmom42328
by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:39 PM

I think its a great rule! I would do the same. There is nothing wrong with meeting him wherever your going. FIrst dates can be awkward & I know how that drive afterwards can be. You also have to think about your safety. If its someone you don't know or don't know that well then I'd drive my own car. If he asks why just be honest or make something up like you have to go somewhere before your date & it would be easier to meet him there. Or if you have kids say you have to pick then up from the babysitter afterwards.

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