They invite more research and generate some take-home messages.
Forget that stuff about playing hard to get, expecting the man to pay, and never having sex on a first date. “I cook a mean paella and I’ll always try to make you laugh” is good, but “I have a fantastic job and no-one can understand why I’m single” is not.
Instead of saying that you like sunsets, mention the best sunset you’ve ever seen.
If you like this guy, and his emails seem to indicate someone who could be promising in person, just cut the emails off and suggest an in person meeting.Two questions posed by researchers offer important and unexpected findings.To what extent does Computer Mediated Communication (emails, texts, etc), used in online dating, foster intimacy as compared to face-to-face communication?It may be that the relationship needs to move fairly quickly from online to face-to face to validate and build on the positive feelings that have been generated.Take Home Messages These findings underscore the value of and even potential benefits of online dating as a preface to in-person meeting and dating.