Are you becoming more suspicious of something with time; perhaps something just doesn't feel right? Is the household supposed to have children, pets, etc.? Call Directory Assistance and insure that your date's phone number matches the name they gave you... If you are not on the same wavelength, perhaps its best to wait until you are! If it's convenient, notice your date's license plate number and leave the information on your answering machine at home or with a friend.If your date's number is unlisted, Directory Assistance will verify that 'so and so' has a number, but its unlisted. Does your date seem to have recovered from the separation or dissolving of the relationship? Agree to be home at a certain hour, or to call someone to let them know you will be late.Spousal abuse, murder, domestic violence, assault, arson, rape, child molestation, assault with a deadly weapon, battery against the elderly forgery, counterfeiting, violent crimes, catfishing, spamming, fake profiles Vali DATE was started by three entrepreneurs with over 50 combined years of military, law enforcement and private investigative backgrounds.As the leader in safe, modern dating, we successfully match a wide range of couples, regardless of lifestyle.That's why everyone who is part of that world must take some basic steps to ensure his or her physical safety. When you've exchanged emails with a prospect and you feel it's time to furnish phone numbers, the man should offer his first. I can't think of any good reason why a legitimately eligible man would withhold his digits; if he does, that's ample cause to feel unsafe. We all want to believe the best about people, but a date you don't really know deserves only a modicum of trust.At the very least, consider adopting the approaches below; all of them draw on my 12 years of recent online dating experience. So rather than rolling the dice when it comes to your personal safety, try following the steps above. They might even be a shortcut to finding the right person out there.I was walking on California's Stinson Beach in August 2009 when I struck up a conversation with a woman who seemed utterly delightful.Captivated, I invited her to dinner at my house that evening. While I ate my dinner, she drank hers — then refused to leave. My acquaintance of 12 hours bizarrely insisted that we were living together.