Online dating after the first date
According to research by Rosenfeld and Thomas (2012), internet dating steadily increased reaching a plateau in 2009.
At that time, 22% of heterosexual couples reported meeting online.
Now, it’s time to actually link up with “the one”—or one of the ones—beyond the digital realm and in reality.
It's always your best bet to take your Internet conversation into the real world as soon as possible before you establish a virtual rapport that can become awkward and stilted when it has to translate into face-to-face.
“On the day after the first date, you can send a text to say that you enjoyed your time together.
“You should leave a little time before you resume contact,” says Sabine Wery von Limont.
Online dating has, for many, become a mainstay of meeting new potential romantic partners, whether looking for casual dating, serious dating or even a marital partner.
Until relatively recently, people met potential partners through friends, family, school and other shared activities.
Yet, 1/3rd of people who have used a dating site have never met up for an in-person date.
Lastly, in spite of the rise in online dating, only 5% of married couples or those in a committed relationship say they met their partners online, and 88% of people say they met their partners via conventional means.