Waiting for the green light Most people choose to wait until there are enough signs that the other person is interested in them before they suggest meeting up because this reduces the chance of rejection.
It’s fun, but it doesn’t become ‘real’ until you’ve met in person and found out if there’s a spark between you. A number of factors will affect how long you wait and each situation will be unique, Meeting almost immediately Some people like to meet matches as soon as possible, especially if they’re local.
This can be done very safely if you choose a daytime meeting in a busy local cafe and arrange to have a quick coffee together to decide if you’d like to get to know each other better.
What’s more, a study by dating site e Harmony, estimated that seven in ten couples will have done so by 2040 – with 55 to 64-year-olds experiencing the biggest boom (an expected 30 per cent rise between 20).
Of course, exchanging a barrage of emails – even phone calls or Skyping– can seem more secure.
’ For Britain’s 16 million singles, looking for love online is the norm.