I’ve had my share of taking online interactions via social networks and online dating, live. Recently I had a great vacation with a friend who I met on Twitter.
I’ve also had some not so great experiences so keep these Do’s in mind:
Do – Take your time to meet up. Take the time before meeting to talk and get to know each other better.
Do – Trust your intuition. If meeting up doesn’t feel quite right, stay home.
Do – Video chat and talk on the phone.
Do – Meet up in an open area. Tell a family member or friend where you’ll be going and the name of the person your friend.
Do – Research. Find out more about this person with a good, old-fashioned Google search.
If people can find real love and make real money via social networks, they, too can make real friends.