You’ve emailed back and forth via your favorite online dating site and possibly even communicated via IM, SMS, or Skype. So, when do you actually meet in person? How long to wait to meet offline? There’s definitely something different about meeting face to face in comparison to just communicating via text. There are mannerisms and many (many) other things that make meeting “offline” much different than “online”.
Sometimes we build ourselves up online only to be disappointed offline, whereas other times meeting offline is what makes you *really* know there is something special there.
If one person asks to meet the other person too quickly, does that seem creepy? Do they seem needy? — or do they just not want to waste anyones’ time? As the podcast participant (listen below) put it “I didn’t want to get stuck in PenPal world”.
So, let’s hear from a few successful daters who met their Christian match online. The podcast below, put together but the Awesome-Content folks over at Boundless, talks all about when to meet offline. It’s the first segment in the podcast:
Aside from advice on how long to wait before meeting in person, the group also discusses how online dating can sometimes plant the thought that you’re “stepping on God’s toes” or forcing it against God’s will. Also brought up: If you wait too long to meet in person, are you “prolonging the agony”?
For full details on this podcast visit the Boundless page for the podcast titled “Nice To Meet You”.