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(And I’d always recommend a coffee date – you can always excuse yourself if the going isn’t great, and you don’t spend oodles of cash on expensive dinners with duds).
You can tell more about a person in half an hour, than weeks of emailing. “It's always better to meet an online date sooner than later - it's too easy to message endlessly, and you need to find out whether you have chemistry off-screen before you down a flirty emoticon rabbit hole that could last for weeks or months,” she explains.
No, according to American researchers, the tipping point comes between 17 and 23 days after the first message is sent.
They conducted a survey of 433 online daters and found that the longer they waited to meet a match in person, the more likely they were to feel let down.
The fact is – you’re unlikely to meet a con artist or lunatic.
Now, I’m not for a moment hinting at any sinister goings-on.
The sooner you can assess whether those online sparks translate into real-life chemistry, the better.
Because it just isn’t a real relationship until you’re sat opposite each other, drinking lattes.
Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web.
What’s more, a study by dating site e Harmony, estimated that seven in ten couples will have done so by 2040 – with 55 to 64-year-olds experiencing the biggest boom (an expected 30 per cent rise between 20).
You can gather information about the other person, but until you meet them you won’t know if ‘I love to laugh’ means Fawlty Towers or fart jokes. It’s easy to think you know a person better than you really do.