I have met women over the Internet and through ads who seem to believe that it is a requirement that the man take the woman to a restaurant even before they have laid eyes on each other. If I meet a woman over the Internet and speak to her on the phone, would it be improper on my part if we met over some coffee and cake, or pizza and soda, on the first occasion?
My point is, why spend so much money on a blind date (not to mention all that time), if I find no chemistry with her, or if she finds none with me?
My question concerns "blind dates." Is it incumbent on the man -- meeting a woman for the first time, not knowing what she looks like, and not knowing what the woman will think of him -- to take the lady to a restaurant on the first meeting?Famed etiquette writer, Emily Post, didn’t live long enough to see online dating become a social norm.But I still wonder what she’d have to say about proper manners when it comes to the dating blogosphere.After all, does online dating differ from traditional dating? Let’s take a look at the top three etiquette questions when it comes to computer courtship.
There are dozens of online dating sites: Match.com, Zoosk, Ok Cupid, e Harmony and Plenty of Fish to name a few. Say you’ve been emailing with this guy for about a week and he seems really sweet.
There may be an admission fee to a park or museum, the snack or dessert should be enjoyed at a pleasant, attractive cafe, and the man should escort his date home (or to the location she chooses) in his car or a cab, if at all possible.