Ten rules of internet dating play
I know it might have all the signs of a date, but it's not.
This is a time when you want to make sure that 'what you saw was what you got' and that this person is truly interested in getting to know you.
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It's kind of like 'proof' that they are a real person, and not someone with a fake online profile; it's a red flag if someone who says they want to meet you won't give you their phone number or says that they can't be reached by phone. Meeting someone in person that you initially met online can be nerve-wracking, and agreeing on something casual is a great way to take some of the pressure off.
My suggestion: I always list that I will only date someone local to me since I don't like long-distance relationships.10. I know the world of online dating can be treacherous, but there are plenty of good, men and women out there who are truly looking to meet someone, so as long as you have been communicating with someone, there's no reason that you shouldn't let your guard down — a little!
These rules came from mistakes made and lessons learned. Now, I didn't just make up these rules: they came from mistakes made and lessons learned. No matter how great he sounds, insist on meeting in public for your initial meeting, and even your second or third meeting.
I have met my share of men that I initially met online, and I have developed a few rules that I follow when it comes to meeting in person. This is number one since I cannot stress it enough.
If you don't drive, create an alternate plan before you meet—bringing cab fare or arranging a ride.
The last place you want to be is in the car of someone you don't know.3. I like to talk to a guy at least 4 times before we plan to meet for the first time. Talking to someone on the phone is a whole lot different than emailing, texting or IMing someone.