Meeting Your Online Date in Person

by on July 17, 2011

The first time that I had to do this I had about a million butterfly’s in my stomach. To be honest with you, almost every time after that I had the same effect. It’s nerve wrecking, you want to believe that he or she is going to meet all expectations. See many people that sign up for online dating sites tend to post old and outdated pictures. This is the worst thing that you can do because it may hurt you in the long run, especially when it finally comes to meeting your online date in person.

Back to the butterflies. Many people will get so nervous that they actually will not show up when it comes to finally meeting their internet match in person. This is something that you are going to have to get over. Believe me everyone is nervous when first meeting up, and I guarantee you whoever it is that you are meeting is just as nervous as you are.

Where to Meet Up?

Anywhere that is in a public place would do. No matter how well you think you may know someone that you have never met in person before, you need to take precautions because there are creeps out there that have this down to a science. By meeting somewhere in public it gives you the opportunity to get to know the person. It also gives you a sense of security that they are not going to try anything crazy since there are going to be a lot of people around. This is especially important for the ladies out there. Also, let someone know where you are, either a family member or close friend when you are going out to meet your online date for the first time in person. You can never be too safe ya know. If you want some suggestions of where to go on the first date I wrote up about – here are some great first date ideas

Don’t Go Too Fast

You two just met for the first time in real life, face to face, don’t ruin it by going home with the person and sleeping with them on the first night. This usually doesn’t work out for the best, though I have had scenarios where it did, it usually doesn’t, nuff said? Don’t go in for a kiss right away either, maybe at the end of the date, if it went well. Try and keep the physical touches to a minimum, unless both of you are clearly on the same page. Basically, after you break the ice, it is just like a normal date, that’s really all there is too it.

 

What Happens After the First Date?

In my experience you are going to know if your first encounter face to face with someone you met online went well within the first 24 hours. Usually before the two of you meet up for the first time you are text messaging each other constantly, and also chatting online every time you see that one of you are on. If this suddenly stops, that would be a good indication that the date did not go well and they are not interested.

If this is the case, it is best to just move on and look for another potential match. Believe me there are plenty of fish in the sea, if the date didn’t go well then it was not meant to be. There is a perfect match out there for everyone, you just have to take the initiative to find them, or have the patience until they find you.

 

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ofwdating February 21, 2012 at 8:37 am

cool post. of course you’d wanna meet those people you chat with. but take precautions and safety, please. though you chat and text and talk on the phone most of times, meeting in person is so different. you will still be meeting with a stranger. so be sensitive with some verbal and physical clues. you don’t wanna end up (on the worst case) dead on your first date, do you.

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May 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

The thing is that when you fall head over heels for someone from the internet you are more likely to go out on a date like blindfold which is really stupid. So the more caution measures you can take, the better.
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