How long should you actually talk before meeting up? One friend tells me that, if she has a positive feeling about someone, she gives them the details of her Facebook account and switches to messaging them away from the dating site. And meet them you must. How long you should wait before meeting your online date. Of course, there are many reasons to delay meeting a potential match. You can talk with a bot on AIM for hours, but that bot will never care how your day went. Take the plunge and meet in person.
You can tell more about a person in half an hour, than weeks of emailing.
Online dating tipping point: When should you meet in person?
Often, you end up filling in the gaps. Some will tell you to wait a month and others will tell you to always meet in a public space. Again, this area used to be strictly male territory. Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web. Another way to ease pre-date nerves is to follow basic safety precautions.