If you are new to Tinder or online dating in general, there are certain anxieties that arise. The decision if a Tinder date should pick you up is a valid concern. I will discuss the pros and cons and explain what Tinder veterans do.
Generally speaking you should not have your Tinder date pick you up. Being in their car makes you less safe in case they turn out to be a creep. It also make it inconveniently for you to leave alone in a hurry. Instead, meet them out at a public place. It is safer and shows you are an independent person.
Before you even start worrying about this issue, ask them what they would like to do. This way, you won’t be surprised if they say something you are not expecting. They may suggest a different idea that gives you more options.
Also, don’t make assumptions about their character. Just because they seem nice doesn’t mean that they aren’t trying to take advantage of being your source of transportation. Make sure that you are clear about what you expect before agreeing to any plans.
Lastly, be honest. Honesty is the best policy. If you are uncomfortable with a situation make sure you tell them honestly. If you feel pressured, tell them that you need time to think about it. Don’t be afraid to say no or offer an alternative solution such as a double date.