There are all sorts of things you can only learn about someone face to face, but the initial reason why it’s a good idea to meet in person ASAP is simple: You may have great chemistry on paper or over the phone, and absolutely none in person. Discuss some of your communication basics as a couple–how you generally prefer to connect (phone, Vo IP, text), what times, and for how long.
This can help set realistic expectations and avoid some miscommunications, frustration, and anxiety.
When you meet long distance it can be easy to jump in the deep end and move too fast in your new relationship.
Don’t forget to make sure you’re on the same digital page before you change your relationship status on Facebook and agree on whether you should post photos on each other’s page. At the end of the digital day, if you feel a strong connection, online dating and technology can become your best friend.
People jump out of planes all the time with no trouble, so long as they've checked their parachutes.
Similarly you'll have a safe, successful and exhilarating time if you read our dating tips for long distance meetings.
Would you be willing to change your zip code to find love?
The biggest benefit of being in a LDR is that it forces you to communicate.
Can you really fall in love and manage a long-distance relationship?