In traditional relationships, we meet someone and get to know them.But as social critic Howard Rheingold wrote 20 years ago in the book The Virtual Community, “In cyberspace we get to know them and then we meet them.” The problem is that there’s a limit to how well you can get to know someone this way.
You know the feeling: You anxiously open an email from the guy you’ve been corresponding with over the last few weeks. This time he wants to know: “What kind of music do you like? Do you write five paragraphs in response to his two sentences?
After quickly scanning the content, you see a series of question marks at the end. Do you end abruptly or add a cheerful signature, such as “Stay warm” or “Happy Friday”? Finally, how closely do you stick to the tried-and-true formula of responding to what they wrote, offering some new information about yourself and then advancing the conversation with an appropriate question, such as “Do you also like jogging in the park on Sunday mornings?
By the time you’ve been emailing four or five (or nine) times, you’ve developed an image of the recipient that usually won’t match up in real life.
If an email exchange goes on too long, your sweet anticipation can quickly turn into disappointment upon meeting.
You can put him at ease by letting him know up front when you’re free to talk.
And when you answer, let him know that you’re so happy he called but you have only about 10 minutes or so.But for folks in the dating game, how is this information actually usable?Well, let's find out how many messages the average man will have to send to a woman his own age in order to guarantee various levels of response, and vice versa.Join Jamaican Dating today for free and explore the profiles of beautiful Jamaican girls and men! Interested in meeting Jamaican women and men from the USA, UK, or girls from Jamaica and elsewhere in the world? Jamaican Dating is currently the largest site dedicated to helping you meet Jamaican singles. Dating with Dignity has compiled a few tips for you to get a guy to move a digital relationship offline. Keep phone calls short and sweet, and let him ask you out.