Ramirez explained that it’s the point when “impressions and idealisations are at that peak, the most positive level that they'll be prior to meeting face to face.” Of course, there are many reasons to delay meeting a potential match.
But the simple truth is that messaging on the internet is nothing more than a fact-finding mission.
Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.
You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking here.
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).
But a recent study by the University of South Florida suggests that – while a short period of messaging is fine – we actually shouldn’t wait too long to arrange a meeting.
Their first date was within that all-important window, of course (although he didn’t realise it at the time).You can gather information about the other person, but until you meet them you won’t know if ‘I love to laugh’ means Fawlty Towers or fart jokes. It’s easy to think you know a person better than you really do.Baldly, without meeting someone, there’s only so much information you can glean about them – knowing someone’s taste in films, music, food does not a personality make. There’s a danger of idealising them and imagining your future together before you’ve exchanged a single smile.No, according to American researchers, the tipping point comes between 17 and 23 days after the first message is sent.They conducted a survey of 433 online daters and found that the longer they waited to meet a match in person, the more likely they were to feel let down.What’s more, you have no way of telling which bits of information are true.