Online Dating FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Online Dating
How long should I talk to someone before meeting in person?
Meeting every potential match right away would be unwise and inefficient, but waiting too long can also be a waste of time. Once mutual interest has been established and you and your match both feel comfortable, it's a good idea to plan a date in a public, well-lit location, so that you can determine whether there is a spark. To email back and forth for weeks or months before meeting, only to find that there's no spark, can be frustrating and disappointing. If you are looking for a date or a relationship, you want to avoid inadvertently devoting too much time communicating with a match who isn't looking for anything more than an online flirtation. It depends on the frequency of your emails, but for most people, it makes sense to wait at least a few days to a week, but not more than a few weeks or a month.
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