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These tips and rules of conduct can help you be safe when going out. It is also helpful to discuss these points with friends – male and female – whom you often go out with, so you can look out for each other.

  • Be aware that the perpetrator doesn't necessarily have to be a stranger: it can also be a friend or an acquaintance.

Keep an eye on your drinks

  • Don't accept open drinks from strangers.
  • This also goes for friends and party acquaintances: only accept drinks that you have seen handed out by the bartender and that nobody has interfered with before they reach you. If in doubt, it's better to pass it up, or to only accept closed bottles.
  • Don't leave your drinks unattended. If you do, it's better to order a new one. Agree to watch each other's drinks.
  • Don't drink too much alcohol: being completely drunk makes you more vulnerable, even without date rape drugs. When you're drunk it's difficult to assess many situations and gauge what is safe or not.

Blind dates: always in a public place

  • For a blind date, always meet in a neutral public setting that you know well.
  • The same rules apply for blind dates: keep an eye on your drink and food. It's better to be vigilant even on a second or third date.

If you're suddenly feeling dizzy, get help

  • If you suddenly feel nauseous or dizzy, ask your friends for help. The same goes if you suddenly feel totally disinhibited or extremely euphoric.
  • Ask the staff if you need help and are on your own. Always go or stay in a part of the place where there's people.
  • Trust your instincts: if you don't feel safe at a club or at a party, leave.
  • When going out with friends, agree to come together and leave together. Look out for each other when you're at the party and don't lose sight of each other.
  • If in doubt, call the police or the emergency doctors.

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