Make the transition from online to real-life communication less awkward.
By Lauren Passell for HowAboutWe
If you have a date coming up with someone you've met online, congrats! You should be psyched. But as Men's Fitness points out, there are a few things you can do to make the most of that meeting, and make the transition from online to real-life communication less awkward. These rules were written for men, by a woman. Which might be why I love them so much. Read the full piece here.
1. Think about the date from her perspective.It doesn't matter how casual this meet-up is, she's probably acting like it's a date, which means she's going to some trouble. Don't just meet at Starbucks, pick a nice place for dinner or a drink. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and treat her with more respect than you'd assume. Even if you don't click: good karma points for your next date!
2. Remember why she's being cautious, and you be cautious, too.She doesn't know you yet, so she might be a little guarded or holding back personal info. Don't hold that against her. In fact, maybe you should do it, too.
Related: Why Slow Sex Is Better3. Here are your red flags. If she talks about the future or jumps into bed without you right of the bat,you may have a clinger on your hands. Also be wary if she overwhelms you with questions about your exes, isn't who she advertised she'd be online, immediately make big plans for a future event (like her sister's wedding or a vacation). Remember to be polite if you decide you don't want to see her again.
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