You could also check in with her a few hours into the date to let her know you're a-okay.
Consider signing on a girlfriend to back you up in the safety department.
We asked marriage and family therapist Rachel Sussman, who contributed to the study, for her tips on dating safety—no matter where you met a guy.If you feel more comfortable having an "out," in case the date goes awry, you can always start off your date on the early side, or tell your date that you to leave to meet your friends afterward.The most important way to date safely and smartly is to not get too caught up in fantasizing what the end result of your relationship with a given guy will be.If your phone conversations go well, and you feel like you know enough about the guy to be ready to go out on a date, be sure to meet in a neutral, public place.(As in, not at one your apartments.) This just adds an additional layer of security, especially if you only met once in person or haven't actually met at all yet.