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.
Yet the number of singles is also increasing in rural areas.
Many people believe that our increasing demands for freedom mean that more of us are single than before.
While the starting point for my advice is The Rules book series by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, I also layer in my own strategies—the tips I share with private clients and that I followed, personally, to date for marriage.
Any single woman can meet great guys online, but you do have to be disciplined, screen carefully, and always choose quality over quantity. Rule 1: Lower your expectations (but not your standards).
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.So, whether you chose to indulge in a hot bath and a book, a pre-date calorie burn at the gym or fake it with a spray tan, keeping yourself occupied will prevent you from overthinking possible dating scenarios, so that when it comes to the big date itself, you’ll be relaxed and ready to go have a good time.Where possible, choose a public or familiar place to meet where you’ll feel comfortable and secure in your surroundings.This is the kind of negative spiral my guidelines are designed to protect you against.As some of you know, I met my own husband online and have coached many women to the altar through online dating alone.I made this mistake early on and now understand why a few girls, after several emails, would ask direct questions like “Is there anything else you would like me to answer? There are times where you will feel like you are communicating with a “great catch” only to realize what a mistake that was 60 seconds into the first date.