(And I’d always recommend a coffee date – you can always excuse yourself if the going isn’t great, and you don’t spend oodles of cash on expensive dinners with duds).
You can tell more about a person in half an hour, than weeks of emailing. “It's always better to meet an online date sooner than later - it's too easy to message endlessly, and you need to find out whether you have chemistry off-screen before you down a flirty emoticon rabbit hole that could last for weeks or months,” she explains.
The sooner you can assess whether those online sparks translate into real-life chemistry, the better.
But the simple truth is that messaging on the internet is nothing more than a fact-finding mission.What’s more, you have no way of telling which bits of information are true.Now, I’m not for a moment hinting at any sinister goings-on.Put simply, how soon you meet will have a direct effect on your chemistry. You could be consigning yourself to a disappointing date.Thankfully, the window isn’t too terrifying (no one is saying that you have to slurp coffee in the first 24 hours).