The fifth stage of the online dating process involves talking to potential partners.
This section explores how to make those conversations work…
If you do get that sort of email, once more console yourself with the thought that the more ‘no’s you get in online dating, the closer you are to that ‘yes’.
You think that you have some level of interest in them and it appears that they have some level of interest in you. Either way, you and said person are texting, snapchatting, hanging out, whatever.
Some people also find it a useful aide-memoir, after each conversation, to rate their interest in the other person on a 10-point scale. Helpful hint: if the phone call doesn’t go well, then however good the emails have been, it’s unlikely there’s a future in your relationship.
A phone call will rule out a good number of your possibles – and while this may seem disappointing, it’s much better than spending time getting close to someone but then realising the moment you speak to them they are not for you. It’s courteous in heterosexual relationships for the man to offer the woman his number so that she isn’t revealing hers.
If you’re wary, give out your mobile number – which is easier to change than a landline if you then feel nervous about having confided it.
After emailing for a while, the next stage is to talk.
You may use phone, with the growth of social media, you may prefer to use video calling on Skype, Google , or Facetime on Macs.