Online dating to meeting in person
Texting builds an almost intimate bond that can sometimes make it harder to meet face-to-face, because now your meeting is fraught and full of high stakes.
That being said, you should do some pre-date texting to check for deal-breakers, and more importantly, for safety reasons.
“You want to keep the texting light, playful and short-lived before the first date,” Hoffman tells Elite Daily. Because texting creates a false sense of intimacy that may lead to oversharing, since “when you are getting to know someone over text, you inevitably end up sharing things that you would never say face-to-face.”In my experience, the longer you draw out the pre-texting, the less likely you actually end up connecting in real life.
But as online dating expert Julie Spira explains, it can often just be because online dating is a numbers game.
“I’m a big fan of the brief pre-date phone call," she says.Schedule the date to see how you feel when you meet.