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Putting your date night bag together can be a daunting task. If you’re considering at least four products to keep in your date night purse, use these suggestions to travel well and light. To impress your partner, carry a small, attractive bag. Then include the following essential items to ensure you have everything you need.
Your Phone and Keys
Include your wallet with identification cards, driver’s license, cash, and credit cards. Never assume that your date plans to pay for everything. It’s always proper to pay for your fair share of the date. Add a safety app to your phone just in case. Date rape is on the rise, according to a UK news report. Police note that more date rapes continue in bars and nightclubs. Try bSafe, Red Panic Button, Life360, Walk Safe, or One Scream (iOS and Android). Bring an extra power bank along to ensure that your phone is charged and ready to use. Dating violence is an unfortunate reality. Tuck some pepper spray into your purse to protect yourself, just in case.
Include a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Brush after every meal, at work, and after date night. If you enjoy spicy foods and the night turns into morning, greet the day with fresh breath. Petite sizes of your favorite facial wash, eye makeup remover wipes, and deodorant are nice to have in your date night purse as well. Consider adding colored lip balm, mascara, and dry mineral foundation to your bag if you wear cosmetics. Keep spare tampons, pain meds, cleansing wipes, toilet drops (for when you have to go), and a travel-sized tube of lotion.
Going out to dinner at a divine Italian restaurant can spoil a gorgeous silk dress or brand new slacks. Spilling a glass of red wine on you or your date’s expensive custom cotton shirt can leave a stain. Carry a laundry pen, dry clean-safe pen or stain remover wipes to remove stains on the go. Buy chlorine and peroxide-free wipes to clean spots on your clothes, carpets, or linens. Leather wipes can save the day when your shoes or boots get scuffed from a night of dancing.
A travel-sized heavy-duty aluminum flashlight is invaluable as a protection tool. This is an investment in your protection. Buy a water-resistant flashlight. A small tactical flashlight easily fits into a small date night purse or clutch. Conceal it in your hand when walking down the street, or stash it in a coat pocket to avoid calling attention to others that you’re holding it.
In conclusion, select what you need from the above categories, and you’ll always be prepared and safe on date night, late-night, and the morning after.
By Lizzie Weakley
who is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.