The Grown Woman's Guide to Online Dating

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How long should you wait to meet a dating app match? How long should you wait after matching before messaging? What should you say in your opening line? And it doesn't just end there. Once you are chatting to someone you think you like, how long should you wait before meeting up in real life?

All item on this page was elect by an ELLE editor. We can earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. A few months ago, a cute chap approached me at a bar after that chatted me up. He turned about to say something to his chum and poof! I was gone, skittering to the other side of the bar where my friend was ahead of you. It's kinda my thing.

We may earn commission from the acquaintance on this page. Jan 9, Annie Wu Once upon a time, internet dating was a vaguely embarrassing activity. Who wanted to be one of those lonely hearts trolling the singles bars of cyberspace? These days, but, the New York Times Vows bite —famous for its meet-cute stories of the blissfully betrothed—is full of couples who trumpet the love they bring into being through Ok Cupid or Tinder. At present an estimated one-third of marrying couples in the U.