I’ve kept quiet on this one for a while… Being back in the dating pool, it’s a totally different ballgame as a woman. Men don’t always react positively when I carry.
So if someone I know sets me up, I make sure they mention that I’m an instructor or that I carry. I’ve done the dating site thing - YUCK - but in the current world it’s one of the only other ways to meet people besides a friend of a friend. Be honest about who you are without beating someone over the head with it. A good picture of you at the range mixed in with other pictures can open the conversation without it being a surprise or in any way confrontational.
It’s an important conversation, but not one that has to be too stressed over. Just like everything else, people have hugely varying opinions.