A retired detective recently explained why we should think twice before sending people we meet on dating apps pictures they didn't already see on our Tinder profiles.
It can be a little too easy to work ourselves up and think that danger is lurking around every corner, but it is an unfortunate truth that some people out there are waiting for us to get careless.
But at the same time, there are others who are just as aware of that and are willing to share the know-how we can use to protect ourselves whether we're camping on our own, stuck in a car that we don't feel entirely comfortable in, or find ourselves having to let someone into our homes.
However, one thing these scenarios have in common is that the dangers we face in all of them tend to be obvious to us. But it's a lot harder to deal with a situation that we unknowingly made unsafe for ourselves days ago.
And that's exactly the scenario one retired detective is now giving us the right advice to avoid.