Reports from dating-site users range from one who cited a ratio of “about a million to one” contacts to actual dates to another who had two dates almost immediately and is still dating one of them.
Before long, you’ll have e-mailed back and forth with someone you’re interested in meeting face to face.
Something along the lines of, “Hey, I saw your profile and it seems like we have some common interests.
Take a look at my profile, and if you’re interested, send me a message,” is probably sufficient.
Once it comes time to plan the actual date, choose a neutral, public setting and arrive there independently.
There are some dangerous people in the world, and even though they may be thankfully rare, it’s still not a good idea to take a long hike into an isolated area with someone you don't know.
"There weren't a lot of people using the Internet to date back then," she says.
"I had to go to Kinko's and scan in a picture of myself for my profile." Soon after that, she was on a date.' I didn't know what to say to that, so I told him my friends were at the back of the bar, which they were.I never went out with him again." For Allison, that night was the beginning of series of dating travails.That’s one of the benefits of online dating –- you can take your time if you want to and really get to know someone well before you ever meet.Or you can plan a date right away and find out if there’s any chemistry."I met this guy for drinks, and everything was going fine.