Okay so I have recently started talking to a couple of really nice guys on Match.com. I am completely new at this, so I don't have any idea how this stuff usually progresses.
Do we email back and forth and then he asks if I would like to go out on a date?
Any safety tips I should know about? I mean I know I should always take my own car to wherever we go, just in case I need an out.
If we meet at a restaurant with plenty of people around...is that safe enough?
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There's really no standard procedures. But here are my rules-of-thumb.
-Don't get wrapped up in lengthy, on-line relationships. If it seems like you and a guy have a connection, try to transition to real-world contact within 1 month. This will protect you on several fronts: some people don't want to meet real-world; some people aren't really single and will try to string you along; and on-line relationships are a bit of a fantasy so it's not difficult to idealize someone before you meet 'em. If someone doesn't want to meet within a month, they're probably jerking you around.
-Sometimes people use internet dating because they're a bit shy. So don't be afraid to suggest a real-world conversation or meeting before he does.
-Be twice as careful as normal. People can say anything about themselves online, and it can be more difficult to verify. Don't be paranoid, but proceed slowly with every step of the way.5