Mobile phones have significantly changed how we function and interact. One function that is used more by teenagers than adults maybe helpful to you. When sending text messages using iMessage (the normal Apple text messages), you can easily respond to a request for your location that makes it easy for the other person to find you using the Map application. Yes, that means they can get directions to you from where they are located.
Someone sends you a text message asking where you are located. When you open the message, press on “Details” in the upper right corner.
The next window will offer you a choice to “Send My Current location“.
It is usually not wise to use the “Share My Location” option on this screen. The option allows you to continually show your location for one hour, until the end of the day, or indefinitely. Even if your privacy is not a concern in using the continual sharing of your location, this option will quickly drain your battery as the phone keeps sending updates regarding your location.