Thankfully, the window isn’t too terrifying (no one is saying that you have to slurp coffee in the first 24 hours).No, according to American researchers, the tipping point comes between 17 and 23 days after the first message is sent.’ For Britain’s 16 million singles, looking for love online is the norm.
One friend tells me that, if she has a positive feeling about someone, she gives them the details of her Facebook account and switches to messaging them away from the dating site.Because it just isn’t a real relationship until you’re sat opposite each other, drinking lattes.(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).Of course, just because you’re online dating, it doesn’t mean you should discount the chances of meeting someone offline, too.Go to parties, meet new friends and force yourself to speak to strangers – romantic potential, or not.But you also don’t want to put it off for too long. Well, there are things you can take away from it for next time. Should you avoid people who make grammatical errors in their profile? But answering these questions is a useful way to progress the process of online dating.