The sooner you can assess whether those online sparks translate into real-life chemistry, the better.Because it just isn’t a real relationship until you’re sat opposite each other, drinking lattes.But a recent study by the University of South Florida suggests that – while a short period of messaging is fine – we actually shouldn’t wait too long to arrange a meeting.Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.
They conducted a survey of 433 online daters and found that the longer they waited to meet a match in person, the more likely they were to feel let down.
After all, if someone is keen to arrange a date with you, they won’t keep fighting for someone they don’t really know forever. Many match-making websites now have their own blogs, or guides advising you how and when to meet – among other tips – that you might find useful.
Of course, just because you’re online dating, it doesn’t mean you should discount the chances of meeting someone offline, too.
Who’d have thought in this day and age that these would be the tools to help you meet a man?
I’m constantly getting asked for online dating tips for women, so clearly it’s become such a popular channel…and yet women don’t really know how to own it.