Most young women like to go out and have a good time. Every young women needs to keep safety in mind when she goes out though, as much as a pain as it might seem. Keeping safety in mind could prevent you from becoming a victim of a crime. Here are some tips that any young woman can follow when she wants to go out for a night on the town.
When you are thinking of going out, whether it is to the bar, a party, or anywhere you should see if you can get a group of friends to go with you. This way you can all look out for each other. Most criminals are not going to want to attack someone who is in a group, so if you go with a group of your closest gal pals then you will be that much safer.
If you are going to go out to a bar never leave your drink unattended. If you and your friend both need to go to the bathroom you need to either take turns or wait until you finish your drinks. If you take turns then you can go while your friend watches your drinks and then you can watch your drinks while your friend uses the bathroom. If you do forget and accidentally leave your drink unattended even for just a small amount of time, get a new drink, do not drink it. It only takes a very small amount of time for someone to slip something into your drink, do not risk it, just get a new drink.
All young women no matter where you are and what you are doing need to make sure that you are paying attention to your surroundings. Make mental notes of where things are and who is around, you never know when you will need this information. Paying attention to your surroundings can also help you notice when something does not seem quite right so you can get out of a situation before it escalates to something bad.
If you are meeting someone for a first date and you have either never met this person before or you have no friends in common therefore do not know anything about them, meet them in a public place. When you go out on a first date with someone who is friends with one of your friends you can get some information from your friend about who they are. If you do not have that option, you know nothing, including whether or not this is a good person. You do not want to risk getting attacked, meet at a public place so that if you are uncomfortable there are plenty of people around, and you can leave by yourself whenever you want.
Being a young woman can be an exciting time, as long as you keep safety in mind. If you do not keep safety in your mind you could wind up regretting it later on. Do not wait and be sorry, just be safe. You would not want your friends and family members putting themselves in unnecessary risk and having something happen to them, and they feel the same about you. Keep safety in the front of your mind and you will be better off than if you go around not worrying about anything.