Online dating how long before meeting
“They feel like they’re in a real relationship — they get all this attention, people see them getting texts and emails, they have society’s stamp of approval that they’re in a relationship — but they don’t have to deal with the intimacy factor.
“But it’s not going to get any less stressful just because you’ve emailed or texted back and forth 50 times.” Dan N.
“I think many people just become content with endlessly surfing and comparing people,” he says.
“And all the chat tools and games and questions for determining compatibility are all very interesting, but also make it more likely that people will be content to do just that — to keep things online.” Schlosberg says many people put off the inevitable first meeting because the idea of dating a virtual stranger is just too daunting for them.
After that, a string of emails follow, each more enticing and engaging than the next.
But while the growing number of emails, texts and flirty IMs whet your appetite for a face-to-face date, the object of your growing affection seems content with your ever-blossoming virtual relationship. “It’s really weird,” says Dan N., a 29-year-old comedian from Manhattan.