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Kirsty Sier
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 16:46

This bar offers a shot that will get out of a bad date

Charlotte York

You can use a secret code to send messages to the bartender

There's a difference between a bad date and a potentially dangerous date. And with the rise of Tinder, Grindr and other dating apps which rely heavily on the meeting of total strangers, the risk of encountering both of the above is unfortunately growing.

A bar in Florida, called 'The Iberian Rooster', is recognising the compromising situations dating app users can sometimes find themselves in, by establishing a sort of secret code that can be used to get you out of potential harm's way.

The bar has put posters up in the female bathrooms, giving them a discreet way of letting bar staff if they're in trouble.

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If someone's date isn't who they said they were on a dating app, if someone feels unsafe, or even if they just aren't feeling the vibe, people are encouraged to go to the bar and order an "Angel Shot".

If the person orders the shot neat, the bartender will escort them to their vehicle.

If they order it with ice, the bartender will call an Uber for them.

If they order an Angel Shot with lime, the bartender will call the police.

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While some people have criticised the bar's strategy - pointing out that by advertising the secret code on social media, it becomes not-so-secret and therefore ineffectual - it's still a very well-meaning system.

Even if only a handful of women find safety through the Angel Shot, then it's worth the effort put into it.