Second, let's also agree that you're looking for something serious to come of your online dating effort (if the answer is not really, then you're one of those one-night stand types and you should be meeting like-minded people on one of those other niche sites).
So, if you're going to put in the effort to have a good hair day, paint your face, and pick out the cute outfit to meet "Mr.
So before you take the conversation to the phone, invest some time in reading his emails and profile.
Wonderful," the least he can do is ask you on a proper date!
If you insist on keeping things casual, you can meet for cocktails (preferably non-alcoholic, otherwise not more than two for the evening is a good rule of thumb).
You can also opt for a casual lunch, or hey, if you and he both suspect there's a connection, dinner is preferable.
Starbucks has "I'm not too invested in meeting you" written all over it, while dinner hints at "I'm hoping you might be the one." 6) Leave him wanting MORE!
This is a great early gauge of "commitment," because if he's looking for a one-night stand, he probably isn't going to go back and forth with you sharing his innermost thoughts.
Also, if by chance he's an online scammer (unfortunately, the net is teeming with these), he is going to want to communicate with you as quickly as possible in another forum where he doesn't risk getting banned.A frightening number of profile photos can be found that are taken from bad angles, have frowns on faces, or are primarily of the user's pet dog, frog, or a pogo stick.Put simply, a quickly thrown-together profile with unflattering photos and misspellings of words like "Hi" (I have literally seen this spelled "Hie") is NOT going to cut it!The more you have in common the more likely you are to connect on a deeper level.If the most important thing to you is being vegetarian, or a fitness freak, or Mormon, or into line dancing, then why not find a site that attracts others who have the same values?Just add a dash of common sense with a pinch of your own instinct, and you'll be well on your way to finding that special someone who may just make you say, "I do." 1) Create a great online dating profile that showcases you.