“Toying with different ideas will help you learn more about this person,” she says. “Based on how this conversation goes, you’ll either feel more (or possibly less) comfortable moving forward into planning an actual IRL date.”
It’s additionally vital to contemplate what’s motivating the transition. “Does your desire to connect with this person feel like it’s about them?” Muñoz says. “Or about something else unrelated to them? Are you lonely, restless, anxious, or bored?” If these emotions are stronger than your curiosity within the date, it might not be price risking the publicity. “Also, if you’re going on a date to cope with anxiety, grief, or boredom, it may interfere with a satisfying connection for both of you,” she provides. If the curiosity is there, nevertheless, discovering methods to fulfill up safely is feasible.