Actually meeting the person you are talking to is one of the most important steps to online dating.That sounds amusing but many online daters dwell on internet communication overly long. They wanted me to get the show on the road and they were right to feel that way.

This reason is acceptable, especially considering the hassle that some women end up going through when dating online.

In general, my rule is an invitation to meet should come by the third email you send.

By this point you have talked back and forth twice and can measure how well you are getting along.

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.

I once talked to a woman for two months before we met.She was very nice and we got along well so I was willing to communicate but let her know I’d be talking to others while she gained comfort.It is personal preference on how long to wait but there are very few reasons to delay.After all, contacting someone is just a pre-cursor to the first date.It’s not as if you hoping to “chat” with someone and end it there.You want to talk with them and if things go well meet them.