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Online profiles aren't necessarily honest. During your first meeting, you'll want to stay safe and have an exit strategy.
-- Pick a public meeting place you are familiar with -- bookstore cafes and coffeehouses may be more friendly than bars. When discussing the date, tell the other person you have an appointment, a commitment, something you have to do about an hour and a half after the time you agree to meet. This makes for an easy getaway if it isn't going well.
-- If you have alcoholic drinks, drink in moderation. Do not leave your drink, purse, or backpack unattended.
-- If you like the way things go, exchange business cards and make plans for a second meeting. Never get in a car with someone you don't know, or put a stranger in your car. Also avoid giving out your home number (use a cell phone for dating purposes) or address.