Meeting an Online Love Face to Face

In this day and age where most people communicate by mobile phones and internet, its hardly surprising that more and more people are formin... thumbnail 1 summary

In this day and age where most people communicate by mobile phones and internet, its hardly surprising that more and more people are forming online love relationships. I have several friends who hooked up with their boyfriends/husbands through internet. This is the rising trend nowadays, some may frown on it but then its a reality.

Meeting online friends or lovers face to face has its own risks and you also have to take precautions, particularly women, with stories going around about date rapes. iVillage has an interesting article on how to meet an online love face to face and how to make it work. Here's the general ideas on the article.
  • Keep in mind that you DON'T know this person. You might argue that you have spent 20 out of 24 hours each day talking and chatting with this person but you don't really know how they are in person. The way they look, act or what they are thinking.
  • Better phone first before face to face. Set up one or two phone calls and use this opportunity to get to know more about your cyber lover and judge whether you really want to meet him/her face to face.
  • Play it safe on your first date. Make sure you meet in a place where there are people and the time should be well chosen too. Late afternoon or early evening is recommended. If you decide to move to another location, take your own car. If the location seems inappropriate and unsafe, then leave.
  • Don't put too much pressure on yourself or on your date. Don't plan to spend the rest of the day together. Keep it light. Stay aways from intensive issues or topics. Don't interrogate your date, but do use this time as an opportunity to learn a bit more.
  • Make a good and lasting impression. As cautious as you need to be, you also want to impress your date. Taking precautions is a sign of a mature and intelligent woman and if he is a matured guy, then he would understand. ry to enjoy the nervous energy you are feeling. Have fun. Remember to smile. People are perceived as more attractive when they are having a good time. the top attributes that go toward making a good first impression are "warmth, a sense of humor, imagination, confidence, success, fitness, individuality, body language, conversational ability, creativity and kindness.

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