6 Tips to Stay Safe Fun Dating and Types of Relationships

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  • DatingRing
  • Feb 9, 2023

Dating is supposed to be fun and carefree, but you have to be honest with yourself. We live in a dangerous world, and it is always smart to be prepared and to know how to keep yourself safe. Although your dates will likely be fine, you don’t want to take any risks. Below are some tips that will help you to stay safe, while you are still having a good time.

Become Sherlock Holmes of the Internet

The Internet is a lot of things both good and bad. One of the best things about the web is that it makes it much easier to learn more about someone you don’t know than you could have in the past. This applies to more than just celebrities. Most people today have a sizeable online footprint, so you can learn more about them through their social media.

Use Google to look them up, as well. It can provide you with some more information about them. It’s better to find out that someone has a criminal record before you go out on a date with them.

Make Sure Your Phone Battery Is Charged

If you are like a lot of people, you sometimes forget to charge your phone. It’s important to double-check that you have a full charge before you head out on your date, though. You need to be sure you can get in contact with someone or help if you need it. Having a fully charged phone is good practice regardless of where you go or who you go with.

Let Friends and Family Know the Details of the Date

Always know what you will be doing on the date before you go, and don’t veer from that plan. If your date says you will be meeting at a restaurant for dinner, but they change the plans at the last minute, you will want to rethink going with them. This is especially true if it is on your first date or one of your early dates.

Make sure that you let your loved ones know where you will be going, when you are going, and all of the other important details. Tell them that you will call or text them when you get home safely, as well. If you don’t, they’ll know something is wrong and can get in contact with you.

You could also have a friend call partway through your date and have a code word you can use if you want or need to get out.

Meet in a Public Place

Never meet someone you don’t know or barely know at your place or their place. Don’t go to any secluded or private areas either. While it might sound paranoid, you don’t want to take that kind of risk. Always meet in a public area. It’s a safer option.

Have Your Own Way Home

You need to have your own way home for several reasons. First, it gives you a way to get back home if your date isn’t going well. It also means that your date doesn’t know where you live. Your address is not something that you want to give out right away.

If You Don’t Feel Comfortable Leave

This might feel awkward, but that’s okay. If you are not comfortable for any reason during your date, you don’t owe it to the other person to stick it out. Just leave. You can make an excuse to leave, or you can just leave. Their feelings are less important than your sense of security.

These are some of the most important things that you’ll want to keep in mind when dating. Talk with your friends and family to see if they have some other ideas that will help to keep you safe when you are going out with someone.

7 Different Types of Romantic Relationships

Growing up, the only three relationships you were probably familiar with were “friendly”, “romantic (boyfriend and girlfriend)”, and “married” relationships. These days, however, there are all kinds of different relationship dynamics, with some that are purely sexual, and others that take romance to the next level.

Depending on how you define them, relationships can be classified into seven different categories: monogamous relationships, polygamous relationships, dom-sub relationships, casual sex relationships, FWB relationships, threesome relationships, and affairs. Other kinds of relationships do exist, but these are generally the most popular ones practiced today.

In this blog, we’ll be going over these seven different relationships and the differences in how they get it on with their partners.

1. Monogamous relationships

These are your typical, vanilla, run-of-the-mill relationships that involve two individuals engaging in romantic and sexual activities only with each other. Now don’t get me wrong - there’s nothing inherently wrong with monogamous relationships, it’s just that these days, a lot of people look for something more “exciting” if you will.

2. Polyamorous relationship

What if, instead of dating just one person, you date multiple people at the same time instead? Enter polygamous relationships. These are romantic relationships where all individuals involved consent to engaging in sexual activities with one another. This is a general term, so whether it’s a 5-to-1 sausage fest or a 2-on-2 double-date dicking, then the relationship falls under polyamory.

3. Dom sub relationships

You’ve probably heard these types of relationships before. As the name suggests, dom-sub relationships are relationships where one individual (the sadist) dominates over the other (the masochist). This can be either purely sexual or extend to day-to-day activities. It’s no stretch to say that the relationship is an acquired taste - and one that’s fueled by the dynamic power play that it’s built upon.

4. Casual sex relationship

Casual sex relationships are defined vaguely as relationships that involve, well, casual sex (what else did you expect?). Joking aside, this can mean that aside from the casual sex, romantic interest may or may not be involved, and the individuals can explore options with other partners at the same time, too.

5. FWB relationship

FWB relationships are relationships between Friends With Benefits, or friends that engage in sexual activities with no strings attached. This is different from casual sex relationships, as there’s none of the romance involved in any FWB relationship. In fact, the romantic interest ends up being the reason why many FWB relationships end.

6. 3some relationships

Interested in polyamory, but would rather not have a club meeting every time you went out on dates? Threesome relationships may be just what you’re looking for. With three individuals, the dynamic ends up either being MFF or MMF for straight people, so expect either the double cowgirl or the doggy blowjob (also known as the “spit roast”) to be a common “practice”.

7. Having an Affair

Affairs are arguably the spiciest relationships on this list. They involve at least one married individual and a partner that engages in either sexual or romantic activities with one another. There are different kinds of affairs, but they all usually involve a lot of work, so be sure you know what you’re doing if you get into one.