But it’s a thorny issue - and one that must be tackled, as more and more of us turn to the online dating.
No longer do we see tabloid headlines screaming ‘meet the couple who found love ON THE INTERNET!
Only later, once essentially vetted through passive or not-so-passive observation of someone’s timeline, do phone numbers get exchanged. David Marcus, who runs Facebook’s Messaging app, predicted the death of the phone number as one of five trends to expect in 2016, and the forecast rings true now.
” Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I swapped digits with someone on first meeting.
Also, I seem to only find men who mark off their religion as "other." What does that mean? Some of these men might just prefer to hear a voice, but they should be equally willing to get to know you a bit by exchanging messages/chatting online before arranging to meet.
Research from 2015 found 62 percent of teens share their social media username as one of the first pieces of information when meeting someone new.
Only 13 percent cite phone calls as their first choice in communicating with friends.
Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.
Put simply, how soon you meet will have a direct effect on your chemistry. You could be consigning yourself to a disappointing date.