In the latest #RichKids of Beverly Hills, Jonny Drubel goes on a date with someone he met online and the date goes terribly wrong!
Online dating is totally common and has tons of success stories, but it can also be very tricky. Your date could be a creep, totally clingy or countless other awful things.
So before going on a date with someone you met online, consider doing these seven things...
7. Talk to your friends.
Before you actually go on this date, you should tell your closest BFFs about him and get their opinion of whether or not this is actually a smart move. If this was a date with someone you met in person, you'd show your friends his pictures and have them stalk him on Facebook, so a date with someone you met online shouldn't be any different.
6. Play hard to get.
Don't always be available online. Once you've made plans to meet up in person, give him a little bit of a chase. Just because you agreed to a date, doesn't mean you're super interested. So even if you are online 24 hours of the day, go on invisible so you can do your thing, but he doesn't know where you are.
5. Buy a new outfit.
Nothing makes you look and feel your best like a brand new outfit. Use your online date as an excuse to take an unnecessary trip to Nordstrom for new clothes, because why not?
4. Be yourself.
This goes for any date, but it's important to be your true self. If you put up a front or act different than you would around someone you've been dating for five years, it's only going to cause problems down the line. Whether you have your life together or you're a total hot mess, work it!
3. Have an escape plan.
You need to have a friend on standby to call you with an "emergency" when you text them "Code Red." If you're having a terrible time or the guy is a total creeper and you want to leave, this will give you an out without being totally mean.
2. Don't rush into anything - AKA steer clear of clingers.
Okay, talking online back and forth is not a relationship. Even though this guy may think he knows you, he doesn't. He's never experienced you when you're hangry, tired or whiney. So, if on this date he already seems clingy and really interested, be careful because you don't know each other as well as you may think. Take it slow!
1. Meet in public.
This is obviously the most important rule. Hopefully, your date is cute, nice and totally normal, but since there's a huge possibility that he's not, you need to be careful. Make sure your BFF knows where you are meeting up with your date too, just in case!
Tune-in to an all-new #RichKids of Beverly Hills this Sunday at 10/9c on E!