Online dating skype
It sort of takes the excitement out of the whole thing a little bit, doesn’t it? You saunter home from work and nonchalantly grab a snack.
When all is done, you have time to sit back, relax, and have a small glass of wine to prepare you for the date.
Sometimes life unfolds in such a way that you find yourself having romantic feelings for someone who lives far away, and then have to put your imagination into overdrive in order to “date” them.
This is most easily done in the form of Skype dating.
I’m a dating coach and usually I encourage my clients to meet up in real life, with any online dating match they think has potential, as soon as possible.
However for those living in a rural environment sometimes meeting up in person can mean a several hour drive.
I tried to make the term “Skating” stick in this context, but it didn’t work because there’s already a thing called skating and it doesn’t involve candlelit dinners with your computer.
A year ago I’d never even heard of Skype, but then I somehow fell for an Australian girl I met on Facebook who I never actually met in real life.
So when Australia would suggest this Skype thing, I’d avoid the topic or come up with excuses like “I have a nasty zit right now,” because the idea of having to talk to someone while worrying about my connection freezing in the middle of some kind of fucked up facial expression was too much for me to handle.
Cat, whose success story inspired this blog post, said that using Skype before meeting up allows you to see someone’s mannerisms before you meet, which makes going on your first date “less stressful”.
It can also be a great way to see if someone matches up to their photos, or if that 90s haircut really was due to the photo being taken in the 90s.
(It’s normal.) The majority of our “relationship” consisted of emails and text messages.
We never talked on the phone because 1) I hate the phone, 2) I’m not even sure I know how to dial an Australian number, I mean, aren’t there letters and stuff?
So maybe consider having a Skype account for business/family/friends and a separate account just for screening dates.