Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. I recently tried on-line dating in hopes of genuinely meeting someone.
My profile is very tame - albeit conservative and I am surprised by this response. Generally speaking, how long should you wait before you connect by phone or in person?
Also, I seem to only find men who mark off their religion as "other." What does that mean? I recently tried on-line dating in hopes of genuinely meeting someone.
I'm not fanatically religious - but I am a practicing Catholic. However, every contact wants me to call him by the 2nd message - and doesn't appear to have even read my profile.
Also, I seem to only find men who mark off their religion as "other." What does that mean? Some of these men might just prefer to hear a voice, but they should be equally willing to get to know you a bit by exchanging messages/chatting online before arranging to meet.
I'm not fanatically religious - but I am a practicing Catholic. A quick google search turned up several dating sites/services specifically for Catholics. Probably stating the obvious/you are already aware of this but it's highly advisable to meet/have a date in a public place when you first meet someone.
When I was doing online dating, I preferred to do the phone/meeting thing as soon as possible.Only because you get into this rhythm of emailing each other back and forth for WEEKS sometimes - and finally when you get around to setting a time to talk on the phone, or just meet for coffee, you realize the online connection doesn't translate over to the physical world.This happened with 1 guy who I had a great connection over email, but when we met in person - there was no connection, no attraction, no chemistry, nothing. In my view, I think spending at least 1 week emailing to discuss the preliminaries is fine.You want to see what common interests you share, and then after you feel comfortable that this is someone you may want to learn more about - then you share your phone number.It usually takes 1-2 phone calls for me to find out if I am interested in meeting that person in real life.Then from those phone calls, I would set up a time to meet for coffee and see if that initial meeting yields promise. If not, you just cut it off and there is no harm, no foul.