The better you are at asking questions, the more you’ll learn about someone you meet online and the better you’ll be able to gauge whether this person might be a good fit for you (and vice versa).
So what should you ask someone interesting when you meet online? This question gets a bad rap sometimes as unimaginative and banal, but I think it’s hugely important.
Literally millions of people (including me) who first met online are now married, and psychologists are starting to examine these relationships. One independent study surveyed almost 20,000 Americans who met their spouse online.
If you meet online does that tend to make you more or less compatible? Those of us who met their partners online will find the results encouraging. In fact, people who met online were slightly less likely to divorce and scored slightly higher on marital satisfaction.” (Bohannon, 2013, Online marriage is a happy marriage). scientific support for what many of us have known for years – meeting someone online can work.
You tell your best stories and try hard to be interesting.
You spend a lot of time and energy wondering what the other person thinks of you.
You also have more opportunities to see whether someone’s words match their actions.You can make these sorts of quick and unconscious assumptions in the early stages of any dating relationship.However, when you meet online (and especially when you meet someone who lives far away) it is particularly easy to assume that this other person is more suited to us than they actually are.A decade ago, it was still considered sort of creepy if you admitted to meeting someone online. People all over the world are striking up friendships and romances with people they meet online on facebook, in chat rooms or game forums, and via email and apps.In many people’s minds, meeting on a dating site or via email was an automatic strike against your chances of forging a serious, long-term relationship. Meeting online is now one of the most common ways to find a partner.