The ‘speed of write’ versus your First Real Date
There is a difference between that first virtual connection when you initiate contact or accept one from a potential partner and your first real date. Online communication and your first face to face meeting are different. The question that is always raised in the online dating arena is whether you can fall in love at the ‘speed of write’. For the most part, your initial foray into the chat room and email help you to feel connected in a positive manner. Here is where two potential partners soon start to look forward to their first real date. At this stage, the connection is still fragile with dangers of fantasy taking over. So, in all probability, you need to take the written word for what is it and then use it as your comparison tool when you do go out on your first real date.
Your first real date is the chance to take the written word to the next level where you begin to observe the physical behavior in your partner as well and pick up on any lost meanings in the written word. You may have had a few phone chats before meeting up but that first face to face meeting could set the tone for whether you should or not take your relationship to the next level. The feelings that can arise from your first real date could be different from those that arise during your virtual connection. However, in both cases, communication remains key to the survival of your partnership.