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For some people that might mean calling a friend when you arrive at the location and then an hour into the date, although having a friend call you 15 minutes into the date to make sure you are okay is also a good idea.
Other suggestions include telling a staff member (such as a barista or waiter) you're on a first date, double dating with friends, or using a safe call app.
Although it is chivalrous if your date wants to pick you up at your house or place of employment, safe dating doesn't include allowing a relative stranger to get you at this stage of the game.
Plan instead to drive, take the bus, walk or bike to your date - especially if the date is a first time meeting.
Avoid drinking or using anything that might impair your judgement on the first few dates, where possible.
But if you do feel compelled to drink on a date, make sure it's within your sight at all times, and keep it to one or two drinks at the most to reduce the inhibition-losing side of things.
She often makes a double batch of the chicken filling and freezes the leftovers to have on hand in case a sudden taco craving strikes or to save prep time when entertaining.
In this recipe, she uses one of her favourite cooking techniques—braising—which guarantees the juiciest, most tender pull-apart chicken thighs you've ever had.
It's somewhat similar, with one outcome much less desirable.