Most dating sites these days offer a chat feature, meaning you can see when fellow members are online and happy to chat. It’s similar to Facebook that way. And if they aren’t online you can send them a private message to let them know you are interested in chatting some other time, or meeting up.
This means that suddenly you don’t have to miraculously be at a bar in Coventry at the same time as the other person. Now you can browse all singles, all the time. If you’re tired at the weekend you don’t have to make an effort to go out, just to meet singles. You can stay at home with friends or family, or simply enjoying some time to yourself from time to time.
Thanks to online dating, being singles has become a lot more fun, because it’s easier meeting other singles in your area and beyond. Online dating simply removes restrictions. It’s possible to have a great single life, whether you’re living in a big city or a smaller town as you can connect with singles from beyond your area. Very helpful if you want to meet singles in neighbouring towns and not just the same old people at your local pub.
Chatting to people online in a chat room as opposed to a party in Coventry isn’t all that different. It’s a lot easier to approach them as you know they are single and looking for others to chat with. It’s also a lot easier to be rejected as all that happens is that they don’t reply, as opposed to in real life when things can get awkward. Great thing, as dating is a numbers game and you might have to approach quite a few people before it “clicks.”
Apart from the approach though, it’s like talking to anyone: you ask questions, share stories, crack jokes, flirt, tease and play. If the conversation is flowing and you find them interesting and attractive, and then take the conversation online. Set up a date to chat with them in real life. The whole point with online dating is, after all, to take it offline. Chat rooms are just a meeting place. From there you have to set up dates where you truly get to know each other.
The sooner you decide to meet someone in real life, the better. You might want to chat for a while to get a feel of them online, but that’s just one side of their personality. To know if there will be real fireworks, you have to meet offline.