Meeting other singles through online services has become popular, and most follow the guidelines of meeting a person for the first time in a public venue. They might choose a local café or restaurant they like, and they will be meeting for coffee or more if all goes well. It is expected that both of them are a bit nervous, and there is little anyone can do about it as the date begins. Being able to talk to the other person and feel comfortable is what might make them decide to have dessert after they have had a cup of coffee or two.
Honesty is a large part of what makes any relationship worthwhile, and part of meeting for the first time is finding out just how much the other person might have chosen to leave out of their communications. They may have posted a photo that is decades old and forgot to mention it, or they could be younger than they claimed. These might seem like small issues, but they can loom large.
For those who find the person they are with sounds just like the one they have been communicating with online, it can be a fun and exciting time. Learning they are just as comfortable and intelligent as they sounded in texts and emails can be refreshing to the jaded single. If they show enthusiasm for the date, that is another plus on their side. Even those who are willing to admit they were nervous could find their date appreciates their candor.
It is not easy to be single and meet someone for a date the first time, so expecting it to be awkward should be normal. For those who find they hit it off right away, spending more time together could lead them down the path to a long term relationship that works.