[VIDEO] When Should I Take My Relationship Offline?
When to meet a person you have spoken to online – How long should you correspond with a person online before meeting face-to-face?
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I find that people many times spend too much time communicating online before actually meeting face to face. In my opinion, a big mistake.
I generally recommend limiting the number of online communications before meeting for the following three reasons:
- First, I’m going to presume you’re online dating in search of a relationship as opposed to a pen pal. The most effective way to gauge romantic potential is via in-person interactions over time. If a guy is not willing to meet in person, is it possible that he may be hiding something?
- Second, online dating can be time-consuming and labor intensive enough as it is. Who has the time and energy to email back and forth incessantly with someone before even seeing if there’s any potential in-person?
- Third, people can develop emotional intimacy before actually meeting people they come across online. People can even begin to consider themselves in a relationship of sorts, and become so emotionally invested that they forego interactions and communications with other potential partners.
Bottom line, when two people are in the same city, I generally recommend a couple playful emails, leading to a phone conversation if desired, leading to a face to face meeting in a public place (please use all safety precautions).
Invest your precious time, energy and emotional attachment on guys with relationship potential, not pen pals.
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