Making a real connection through your phone is hard enough, so the sooner you break down the wall and share a bit of your real self—the easier it will be to get to that next step and test out that connection in the real world.
Online dating can be enjoyable and exciting, as it’s designed to be a low-pressure environment to have conversations with new people and find someone you share a lot in common with.
I get so animated when I talk about Niagara that whether or not the person is into waterfalls or Upstate New York, I can have them ready to jump in a car and go in about five minutes.
Tourist attractions, quirky local restaurants, or museums—anything that genuinely excites and interests you.
Unexpected topics and specific questions are memorable, which will serve to set you apart from all the “Hey…” girls out there.
I know many women still harbor a lot of anxiety when it comes to making the first move.
In person, I get it—saying hi first is scary face-to-face. With Bumble, an app where women must initiate the conversation, you don’t have a choice, but I would make a case for doing it no matter what app or online dating site you’re using. While there’s safety in a cursory “How was your weekend?
But while meeting people online is fun and easy, something that worries many online daters is exactly how soon they should move their conversations offline.