Thanks to the internet, people have many more avenues to form intense friendships and romantic relationships than they ever have before.
Online dating websites, chat rooms, social media platforms, user groups, and even Craigslist are all places in which people can connect with one another and chat.
One common reason to delay a first date is due to an attempt to learn more about the other person. I found the first few minutes of the first date are worth more than dozens of emails.
Another reason to delay would be if the person you are communicating with has expressed extreme reservations about meeting people from the internet.
If the idea of meeting somebody after chatting with them online makes you nervous, you aren’t alone.
After all, contacting someone is just a pre-cursor to the first date.
Yet, 1/3rd of people who have used a dating site have never met up for an in-person date.
Lastly, in spite of the rise in online dating, only 5% of married couples or those in a committed relationship say they met their partners online, and 88% of people say they met their partners via conventional means.
In many cases, people choose to keep these relationships strictly online.
However, if you meet someone online and things really click, you may wish to get to know the person in real life.