Online dating timing isn’t something most daters think about but should. Why is it so important? Without setting a timetable to stop messaging and start dating, you are setting yourself up for trouble.
Starting a relationship online can be exhilarating; you both seem to have so much in common and chatting online or on the phone has been both fun and exciting. Before you get too comfortable with your new potential love-interest, keep in mind that timing is important for building a good, solid relationship.
While it makes good sense to exchange a few emails and then chat a couple times on the phone before that first face-to-face date, you have to set guidelines for moving through these early stages of online dating slow enough to stay safe but fast enough to avoid creating a false connection.