Make agreements with friends before going out about where you are going and when you will return.
Make a signal between friends for when you feel uncomfortable
Never remain in a place or situation that makes you feel "strange." Instincts are a natural form of defense. You have the right to leave.Meet in a public place especially on a first date.
Remain control of your drink from the moment it is opened
Be aware of your surroundings and avoid being isolated
Walk with confidence, standing straight and looking forward rather than down. Act like you know where you are going.
When asking for directions, ask a shop owner and do so in a public place
Avoid dark, abandoned places
Listen for footsteps. If you think you are being followed it is okay to yell or walk briskly but calmly to a well lit area. (Your personal safety should be considered before your fears of what others may think of you.)
Avoid walking alone if you are distracted, upset, or under the influence