Call all your girl pals, get a pretty dress ready, catch some drinks, and buckle up for one of the most awaited days of the year! Galentine’s Day (February 13th, in case you didn’t know) is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to party with all the beautiful women around us.
A girls’ night out sounds like the perfect option to celebrate the occasion, but wait! safety first!
World Health Organization says that 1 in every 3 women is subject to either physical or sexual violence.
Don’t get us wrong! We’re as excited for the day as you are, but it’s always better to take some safety precautions, so you and your loved ones stay protected. Don’t worry, though; we got you covered. Sit back and relax before we shed some light on how to stay safe on Girls’ night out.
Here’s how to stay safe as a woman at night:
Galentine’s day is about fun and games and making your girl gang feel special, but sadly, we all agree that girls are often subject to street crimes and harassment.
While you’re busy enjoying it with your friends, don’t forget to keep them all in sight. Remember, a lone wolf is way more vulnerable to attack than a pack.
According to a 2020 survey conducted in Latin America, more than half of the adults do not feel safe while being alone at night.
So here’s the pro safety tip for Galentine’s day, stay with your pack. Protect your girls, and let them protect you!
As many people like to call it, the’ gut feeling’ is one of the most significant factors to be considered when it comes to safety. Remember the saying ‘women instinct is always right?’
If you find a location creepy, ask your friends to move somewhere else.
If you feel like you’re being watched, take it seriously. Don’t ignore the hunches and the premonitions; they’re not mythical; they’re real! They’re produced as a survival mechanism and are mostly right!
Emergency doesn’t knock on the door; it breaks it down. You never know when you might have to face any unwanted circumstances, so it’s better to be prepared beforehand.
While leaving for the safe girl’s night out, make sure you have your fully charged phone with you. We often forget to charge it before leaving; consider taking a power bank with you in that case.
We also recommend keeping some extra cash in case you have to make an undue purchase or deal with a tight spot.
While you’re dancing away with your fellows, never leave your drinks unattended. Anyone might slip in a harmful drug, and you won’t even know! It’s best to be on guard for your drinks and not accept drink offers from anyone you don’t blindly trust.
Moreover, make sure that you’re not overly drunk before you leave for home, especially if you’ve to take a taxi. It can cause unconsciousness, and you may not resist any attacks. A girls’ night out is supposed to be fun; make sure you have it the right way.
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While it’s okay for people today to upload posts and stories on their social handles, it isn’t advisable. By linking your live location to your stories, you’re inviting predators over to harm you!
It is also an open announcement that you’re not at home, and anyone might sneak in to steal your valuables.
Always post media from your night-out gathering after you’ve left the place, or do not link the location at all. Being discreet about your real-time location on social media is a vital girls’ night out safety tip.
With a rising number of female harassment/murder cases, it’s best to learn some moves! And no, we’re not talking about dance moves here; practice martial arts and self-defense, so if you find yourself in an unpleasant situation, you can defend yourself. \
Besides, always carry a non-lethal defense weapon, be it a simple LED taser, a pepper spray, or a wearable personal safety device such as Silent Beacon’s Panic Button.
It’s a safety device for women, which allows you to alert your loved ones discreetly, and share your GPS location in case of an emergency through call, message, push notification, or email.
We know it sounds basic, but when you’re with your gang and they’re insisting you to drive after a drink or two because ‘It’s only a short ride’, or ‘We’re not that drunk’, it’s hard not to get slipped by the temptation.
Daily, 28 people in the United States only crash themselves to death while drunk-driving, which corresponds to one death every 52 minutes! You don’t want to risk yourself and your friends for road accidents, especially on Galentine’s day, so it’s better to abide by safety precautions.
There are countless safety apps for women on the Google PlayStore or Microsoft Store currently, and you’ve got to choose which one you like the best.
It helps you instantly connect with multiple trusted people at once, view your real-time GPS location in both satellite and map view, and offers custom alert options.
Caring for your safety and of your favorite girls is the best thing you can do on Galentine’s day. Have fun on your Girls Night Out, but most importantly, keep yourself safe.
Abiding by the safety tips mentioned in this article will allow you to enjoy the night carefree and make memories that last.
Staying together with your clan, trusting your instincts, and keeping track of your drinks are some fundamental rules to follow while partying.
To improve your safety game, learning self-defense, downloading a personal safety app, and carrying a wearable panic button will allow you to have a blast without worrying about yourself!