Tips For Safety On A Date


  • Have an idea of where you are going and be suspicious of sudden changes to the plan. Let someone know where you are going.
  • Do suggest going on a group date if you feel uncomfortable about going alone or drive you own car and ask to meet your date in a public place.
  • Keep spare money, calling cards or a cell phone handy for immediate access if you decide to cut the date short and need transportation.
  • Stay sober while on a date. Remember, alcohol impairs judgment and memory.
  • Don't accept drinks from other people, except someone you trust.
  • Open containers yourself.
  • Never leave your drink unattended. Take it with you, even to the bathroom.
  • Don't share drinks.
  • If you feel sick or dizzy while out socially, go to someone you trust or call someone to come pick you up. Never leave alone or with someone you do not trust with your life.
  • Remember, no means NO!!!

Dating & Date Rape Drugs

Date rape is forced or coerced sex. Tactics used can either be physical or emotional. Drugs may be used to render the victim unconscious and limit memory. The most common drug is alcohol, with others being Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine which are odorless and tasteless. The use of any drug makes it harder to resist sexual assault or to think clearly in a potentially dangerous situation.

Helpful Resources

Rape Crisis Center
Phone: 210-521-7273
Rape Crisis Center Website

Women's Shelter Of Bexar County
Phone: 210-733-8810

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Phone: 800-656-4673
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Website

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