People generally flock towards online dating for two reasons: 1) It’s an easy place to meet new people, and 2) It’s a more comfortable place to meet singles. When you have the opportunity to meet people in the comfort of your own home, you never feel like you’re at risk of rejection. You don’t have to wait at a restaurant to see if they’re going to show, you don’t have to walk up and talk to a stranger not knowing if they’ll talk back, and there’s no guessing whether or not the person is interested in a relationship, since you know everyone on the dating site is looking for just that.
If you’ve found someone you’re interested in online but still aren’t ready to move into the real dating world, you can still go on dates! The internet is filled with endless possibilities for cute and flirty virtual dates.
Grab Coffee Together
The invention of Skype didn’t just spark things like Chat Roulette, it started the revolution of the internet coffee date. You make a date to ‘meet’ and both have coffee ready for the chat. That way you get the feel of being in a coffee house while not having to feel the pressure of a real date.
Take Them On A Tour Of Your House
You’ll need a lap top for this one. Or a really, really long extension cord for your computer, but that would get heavy to haul around. Your home is the most intimate place you have, because it represents you. By showing them around your house, you’re opening the door to a more intimate and personal relationship, regardless of the fact that you have yet to meet.
Create A ‘You’ Stumble Upon
You can tell a lot about a person by how they spend their time. If you’re an internet dater, chances are you spend a lot of time online. Gather a list of links that you visit on a weekly basis (are you a Post Secret fan? Do you start every day by checking out the newest addition to 1000 Awesome Things?) and share your links with each other, so they can get to know you in a Stumble Upon fashion.
You don’t need to be face to face to enjoy a personable date! Opening the door to yourself can start online just as easily as it can in the real world. Explore different avenues of the internet and get to know each other in the new, unconventional way.