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Dating on the Internet..Would you?

  1. greencha profile image70
    greenchaposted 5 years ago

    Dating on the Internet..Would you?

    If you fancied someone on the internet,would you be brave enough to ask them for a date,? (always bearing in mind the Golden Rule- to always arrange to meet in a  public place,on your first date).--Or is dating still a gender issue-.ie the man is traditionally expected to ask first.?--

  2. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    It really all comes down to the rapport that has been established. Has there been any (mutual) flirting? Do you seem to be hitting off online? Is there any indication that you both are looking for the same things?
    I believe it doesn't matter who asks whom out first. However I believe it's best to just down play it or mention it casually. "Hey, I'm going to be in the blah blah area. Would you be interested in meeting for coffee or lunch?" (Not only do you want to meet in a public place but you also want to meet in broad day light.
    Awhile back I wrote a hub offering tips for online dating. http://dashingscorpio.hubpages.com/hub/ … ine-Dating

  3. Neinahpets profile image88
    Neinahpetsposted 5 years ago

    I don't do the whole dating website thing... but I did meet my husband through gaming online so I can vouch that it CAN work.  I did have a bad relationship through the same means, so I can vouch that it has its faults as well.

    Just be careful with the people you meet and make sure you really put stock in any red flags you get from someone you meet.

    As far as the etiquette goes... it's very similar to a bar, shopping market situation.  You take an interest in someone, is this person throwing hints they are just as interested?  Test the waters by starting up a conversation; if the conversation is going well and after a while of getting to know one another throw out the "I really am enjoying our conversations together but I'd like to take it another level, would you like to meet for lunch one day?" -- leave it as something not highly intimate but where you're still able to progress. 

    If it goes well then you have the opening of, "I really enjoyed today, do you think we can do it again?  Maybe even make a dinner date out of it next time?" 

    In the end, the situation I say above would be very awkward if it was from a woman to a man, but that is my personal opinion.  As a southern girl I am more traditional and feel a man should step up and take the lead when it comes to dating.

    Hopefully some of what I said makes some sense to you and helps answer your question.

    1. greencha profile image70
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Nehinahpets

  4. Escobana profile image73
    Escobanaposted 5 years ago

    I would not date on the Internet anymore. Been there, done that and I've seen more than I wanted to.

    Now that I'm single again and living in sunny Valencia, the only thing I need to do to meet men, is to go out and have a drink on the terrace right next door.

    I'm not as restless as I used to be, having profiles on different dating sites, going on and off to speed dating events and hanging around in bars until late at night.

    Though the last activity is still my favorite! Valencia is called the Party-city and I'm a sucker for spontaneous nights out with friends.

    Now I prefer the insecurity of a night out with good laughs, than the planned interaction between me and someone hot. Every age has its advantage (says the grandma of 39:-)

  5. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    no, dating for real life after getting to know each other thru internet is a dangerous task. Here locally, many teens and adults were cheated because they were conned into believing that the other party needed money to venture in business , a promise to marriage or blackmailed due to illicit photos taken, etc. Hence, meeting is out of the questions. I have a couple penpals over the net wanted to meet me. I refused and cancelled my account.

  6. TerryK81 profile image60
    TerryK81posted 5 years ago

    the golden rule is one you can only set for you, but then also be aware of scammers and sex pervs and psychos. If she were someone a friend of mine knew then maybe.

    1. greencha profile image70
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Interesting  thanks.

  7. snapbackbetty profile image69
    snapbackbettyposted 5 years ago

    I met my fiance online. We met on a dating site and emailed back and forth for a while then exchanged phone numbers and talked over the phone for a while before he actually asked me to meet him. A friend went along with me to meet him in a public place and we continued seeing eachother from that point on. Although you do have to be very careful with online dating, I don't think it's always a bad outcome . It depends on the individuals.

  8. profile image48
    Anchorssailawayposted 5 years ago

    Haven't you ever seen CatFish?
    Good chance it would never end well.
    But good luck and happiness to everyone who does.

  9. stricktlydating profile image84
    stricktlydatingposted 5 years ago

    Yes I would be brave enough to ask someone out if I was really interested in them, no matter where we met whether it be out in public, or online.  I enjoy socialising but feel that internet dating is also another great way to meet other singles.

  10. Rkwebs profile image52
    Rkwebsposted 5 years ago

    hmm i have past but all is problem u cant sad get them if they want ignore u