Most campuses also have a blue light system, where if you're in an unsafe situation, you can find a blue light (it's an actual blue light) near the busy sidewalks and alert the police or sound an alarm.
As with anyone you meet—online or offline—your sound judgment and instincts are necessary to protect yourself.
Pollutants in the air and the reflected heat from city streets and structures can make conditions even worse.
Having a heat wave safety plan and a healthy dose of respect for the destructive potential of this form of extreme weather is a good policy.
Dating services have been around for decades, but it's only been in the past 6 or 7 years that they've really taken off online.
Here are a few tips we've cobbled together that should help you safely navigate what is, for many, new online terrain.