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Avoid Skimpy Outfits

If you actually have to wonder about your outfit, then it probably is a little too revealing! Don't give your date the wrong impressions especially if it's a first date. Your clothes are the clearest indication of how much respect you think you deserve.

Bring Along A Drink Spike Detection

This credit card sized date rape drug detector can test if your drink has been tampered with. Easy to slip into your purse and allows you to protect yourself against date rape in a matter of seconds.

Never Accept A Drink From Someone You Don't Trust

This said, do not leave your drinks unattended either. If you need to leave the table for a while, finish your drink or order a fresh one when you return.

Never Get Intoxicated On Dates

This leaves you defenseless and exposed to male predators. Whenever possible, buy your own drinks so you know exactly what you are having.

Spike Signs

You may have read articles of date rape cases involving young adults like yourself. Think again, Notorious rape drugs such as gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) may banned but in the US and Australia, has been used to sedate victims of 'date rapes'. Here's some information you should know.

Your Drink Has Been Spiked If

  • You feel faint, nauseous and sleepy.
  • You feel drunk even though you only consumed little or no alcohol.
  • Your vision blurs.
  • You wake up disorientated with memory blanks.

Actions

  • Get the attention of waiters and tell them you suspect your drink has been spiked.
  • Drink lots of water to flush out toxins.
  • Report the incident to the police and venue staff. Traces of drugs can still be picked up in blood tests and urine within 24 hours.
 

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