If you’re messaging someone and it’s difficult to make conversation, that’s usually a sign that you lack online chemistry.
While that doesn’t mean your offline chemistry is doomed to fail, it’s likely that you’ll be swimming upstream to make things work.
If you don’t feel quite ready to meet in person, but you wish to get to know someone better, you can exchange phone numbers, e-mail addresses, Skype usernames, etc.
Sometimes, simply taking your communication off the online dating site you’re using is a decent way to get a better feel for someone’s personality.
For more tips and tricks to help keep online dating stress-free, keep reading our online dating blog.
Michael Osakwe is a Next writer covering technology and a multitude of personal finance topics.
It’s important to note that online chemistry doesn’t necessarily translate to offline chemistry, so make sure to manage your expectations appropriately.Also, be sure to have your initial meeting during the day in a public place, like a coffee shop, a museum, a public park or a book store.Finally, for added safety, make sure you tell someone about your date so that they can know who you’re with and when to expect you back home.But a recent study by the University of South Florida suggests that – while a short period of messaging is fine – we actually shouldn’t wait too long to arrange a meeting.Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.