If you're new to the world of bi curious sites and bi curious dating, then you may be asking yourself two important questions: how do I use these sites safely and how do I meet for a bi curious hookup safely? The following are 5 essential tips that will teach you how to prepare for a bi curious hookup on bi curious sites safely.
Know how to look out for catfishing and scammers
Before you agree to meet anyone on bi curious sites, you need to know how to spot someone who is catfishing—that is, using fake photos or information in an attempt to mislead you about their identity—or scamming you. People may attempt to catfish or scam you for financial reasons or because they want to dupe you into meeting them under false pretenses. Things to look out for include: not uploading new photos; photos that can be found on various sites when you use Google Reverse Search Engine; inconsistencies in their personal details and asking for money or personal details soon after you meet them.
Always meet in a public place firstly
Even if you intend on engaging in a one-night bi curious hookup, you should meet the person you've met online in a public place first. This will allow you to confirm their identity and get a general idea of their "vibe" before you decide to proceed any further. Good ideas for public spots include coffee shops, malls, and restaurants.
Trust your gut instinct before starting bi curious dating
If you ever feel uncomfortable during your date or hookup whether it's right after you meet them or a few hours into your date—then you should know that it's perfectly okay to leave the situation. Trust your gut instincts when it comes to a hookup; if the person seems to be pressuring you or you just don't like how things are proceeding, excuse yourself and leave.
Tell someone you trust the details of your bi curious date
It may seem like an annoying or even intrusive step, but it's important for safety's sake to always have one person who knows where you will be and who you will be meeting when you meet someone from bi curious sites. You don't need to tell the person where you met your date, but you should tell them the basics including: where you will be going if it's a specific area; the location of your date's house if you will be going there; and their name and photo.
Set up a check-in time with a trusted person
You should also set up a check-in time with this person. A check-in time means that they will call or message you to see if things are going okay, and you answer with a predetermined message to let them know you are okay—or that you need help. It may be helpful to have a 'secret' message to ask for help in case things are serious and you need to leave without alerting the other person that something is wrong.