Studies show that only a portion of the relationships from dating websites successfully move from their virtual beginning to a happy reality ending. The problem is that the rules of engagement in the virtual dating world are somewhat different from the real world. While many dating websites help you find a match, they do not help much when it comes to taking these online introductions to the next step, which is finally meeting in person. Here are 10 tips to help make your journey from virtual to reality, a much more successful one.
1.Choose Your Website Wisely
Research suggests that by choosing a dating website that overlaps your particular interests, you are setting yourself up for finding a more compatible partner. They have websites for just about every fetish or interest, including vegans, Trekys (Star Trek), convicts, farmers, nerds, vampires, Amish, pet lovers, and those who can’t live without their iPhone.
2.Slow and Steady Wins the Dating Race
Studies show that most members of dating websites are guilty of using inferences to fill in the gaps of what they don’t know about each other, and let’s face it, there’s lots of mystery here. This leads to inflated expectations, because we are giving someone the benefit of the doubt, they are everything we’re looking for. The best way to avoid this, is to take it slow before meeting someone for the first time.