If you’ve found love in the world of online dating, you may now be at the point when you’re wondering how to take this into the real world.
Moving a relationship from online to offline is a big deal, but it’s not quite as daunting or difficult as you may initially think. If your online dating relationship is already a strong one and you have developed a strong bond with your lady, then it’s likely that this bond will continue in real life.
In fact, healthy online relationships will almost certainly translate into an even stronger relationship when you meet in person.
However, making sure that this transition is a smooth and ultimately successful one is important and there are a few steps you can follow to take your relationship into the real world.
Here are five steps for taking your online dating relationship in to a more traditional, real life position.
You should both be ready
When you make that decision to take your online dating relationship to the next level by meeting offline, it’s important that you’re both ready. Both your lady and you should feel excited and confident that this is the correct next step in the relationship and you’re both happy to take it. Of course, you can be nervous, that’s natural.
Know what each other is looking for
If you want your relationship in real life to be successful, then it’s important that you know what you’re both looking to get from it. It’s likely that you have both discussed this already and know in which direction you wish to take things but making sure you’re both on the same page is important.
Make sure you haven’t told any lies
Okay, this is pretty important. If you’ve used a really old profile photo or thrown any untruths into conversations, you probably want to clear those up ahead of meeting in real life.
Arrange a meet-up that you’re both comfortable with
The next step is to arrange a meet-up that you’re both comfortable with. If you, or her, wants to bring a friend along for support, then that should be encouraged. It’s important that you both feel safe when you meet for the first time offline.
Continue to meet regularly
Finally, to make your real-life relationship a successful one, it’s important to take things at a pace which you both find comfortable. Maybe start by arranging regular meet-ups and times/days when you’ll meet and gradually build this up the more comfortable you get.