Being on a free online dating
service has made it increasingly easier to meet others. There should be some guidelines one follows when making contact.
Depending on the dating service, the initial contact could be through a wink, nudge, instant message or an email. After the initial introduction, normally a few emails will transpire. After that point, a phone call is advisable.
That is when you might want to share a bit more about yourself such as your occupation, your family etc. Still keeping the more personal information about yourself out of the conversation is probably advisable. You might want to follow up with one more call just to narrow down details in case you are planning on a meet.
If you both live locally, long drawn out communication online and via phone conversations normally leads to nowhere and can be a waste of your time. If someone is still not ready to meet, unless restricted by work travel, for example, normally it is time to move on. They are probably not really serious about meeting or dating you but keeping you on the back burner.
From someone experienced with this approach, I can tell you it normally leads to nowhere. Most singles schedules are too busy today to have multiple internet "buddies" and it can also lead to an emotional attachment that can become unhealthy.
Keep the intro as brief as possible and if the chemistry seems really there plan the date. If you set up certain guidelines up front, it will save you time, wasted emotions and allow you to search for someone that could truly become your match! Free online dating is meant to be a tool in finding that special someone.