If you do ultimately decide to hook up with someone you’ve been speaking with, choose a public place and preferably during the day time. Consider taking a friend along and have a pre-arranged signal, if you’d prefer your friend to stay.
Always let someone else know where you’re going and who it is that you are meeting with.
Make sure that you have had at least several conversations with someone who you might be thinking about meeting up with. This can be tricky if you don’t want to sound like an interrogator.
That’s why asking a few questions on several different occasions, is such a great idea.
Physical appearance is usually a huge factor when it comes to first impressions.