After reading this article, I thought it would be good to share it, in case you, or someone you care about, might need to know – Just In Case… TSRA
From Elite Daily Online:
The scariest date I ever went on was actually at a Starbucks, not at a bar.
It started off perfectly normal, but about halfway through my macchiato, my date started acting strangely. He was fidgety and nervous and increasingly agitated.
I just tried to play it cool and act normal, because I had made the rookie mistake of letting him pick me up for the date and he was my only ride home. (This was in the dark ages before Uber was a thing).
I was stuck, and I didn’t know how to secretly signal to a bartender — or, in my case, the barista — for help, so I figured I’d just ride it out and then ghost this dude immediately after I got home.
Cut to us speeding up a busy street in the wrong direction while he demanded to know if we would be going out again. All I could think about was how to get out of the situation and how I would never, ever let myself end up like this again.
It was time to get proactive about my safety if I wanted to keep dating folks I met on dating apps.