Do you tell a friend or family member your plans before going on a first date?

Her: "Your house is on fire? Right now? Ill be there immediately!" Him: "Damn, third time this month!"
Her: "Your house is on fire? Right now? I'll be there immediately!" Him: "Damn, third time this month!"

For your personal safety, I think you should tell a friend or family member before meeting someone for a first date (unless you already know this person fairly well.) The odds are overwhelming that your date is a decent person and nothing bad is going to happen, but. . .

what if he walks you to your car at the end of the date, pulls a gun, and forces you to get into his car? You know what happens next.

What if she invites you back to her place, you are excited about getting laid, and when you walk in, three thugs jump you, steal your wallet, and drive away in your car?

It doesn't guarantee your safety, but it helps if you tell someone who you are meeting, when and where, and if you call them afterwards to report that you are safe and it went well (or he/she is an idiot but harmless.) And you could also request them to give you that rescue call, about thirty minutes after the date starts, in case you need a convenient excuse to get up and leave right now because your date is driving you crazy.

Are you concerned about your safety on a first date? If so, what do you do for safety?

I tell someone I have a first date but I don't give very detailed information
I tell someone I have a first date and I give info about who he or she is and where we are meeting
I tell someone I have a first date, I give info about who and where, and I ask them to give me a "rescue call" in case I want an excuse to leave early
I don't tell anyone I have a first date because it's none of their business
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Do you tell a friend or family member your plans before going on a first date?
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