When dating online, one of the goals is always going to be to meet someone nice and settle down. One of the biggest steps towards this is actually meeting up in real life and seeing how you get on and whether you have a connection. Whilst it is a big occasion and you’re bound to be nervous, it should be an exciting occasion and something that you look forward to. However, we all know that first impressions count and as such – here are some mistakes men usually make when meeting someone they have been dating online and how you can avoid them.
Get The Timing Wrong
Meeting someone you have been dating online is a big deal, so you should remember that she’ll be seeing it as an important milestone too. It is important to discuss with her when she would like to meet, without putting too much pressure on her to meet too soon. It can be a tricky one, because if you leave it to long to mention meeting she may feel as though you aren’t interested – however if you mention it too soon she may panic and get scared. Instead, keep an open conversation about meeting and make sure she knows that you would love to meet her, when the time is right!
Plan The Wrong Sort of Date
Everyone is into different things and so you should make sure you check with her what she would like from a date. For example, planning a hiking date with someone who struggles to walk long distances isn’t going to end well. You don’t have to plan anything extravagant but you should make sure that you talk to her about what she would like and make sure you plan a date that you are confident she is going to enjoy.
Not Check What She Needs
With any date, you should be checking that she has everything she needs – for example, how does she feel about the English language, would it be useful to arrange an interpreter? It really is the small, thoughtful things that you can ask about that make all the difference and will help reassure her that she is safe and doing the right thing by agreeing to meet you.
Get Over Excited
It is exciting meeting someone you are dating online for the first time, but try not to get too overzealous. Instead, speak to her every step of the way and make sure that you are moving at a pace you are both comfortable with.