Always wear protection? Level IIIa, baby!
Don't worry, Lucas. People might think you're weird for wearing Kevlar® on a date, but if (like me) watching certain parts of "Vanilla Sky" was like having a flashback of dating life before marriage, they wouldn't laugh.
I'm really glad that I was smarter than Tom Cruise, though, I got out of the car the first time my spidey sense tingled! I'd hate to be trapped inside a virtual reality when I was that young.
Besides, people look at me funny even when I wear so-called concealable body armor to the gun range for a little target practice...
FWIW, I also recommend that Class IV steel insert to complement the Kevlar®, because you can never be too careful.