CHARLOTTE, N.C.- It's the hot new trend in on-line dating: off-line dating! It sounds oh so retro, but more people are actually meeting in person!
Kelly Morgan says online dating has been a nightmare. She's had run ins with liars and even married men, "It's harder to meet a decent guy probably online than it is actually going out and meeting a quality person in person."
Now more dating sites are looking for that personal connection for their members. It may sound old fashioned, but a lot of people are going out on meetups says Dr. Dar Relatinship Expert, "If you're going to a meet-up you're exposing yourself to a more variety of people, not just your friends and I think that expands your awareness and expands the possibility to meet others and meet potentially the one."
That's what happened to Katie and Klay Shrum. They recently married after meeting online 2 1/2 years ago, "When you go to a bar you have no idea who's there. Those people may or may not be looking for a significant other. They may just be out having a good time and not really interested in hearing your pitch."
From your first pitch to your first impression, all of it matters. Doctor Susan Dlowers is a Relationship Coach, "By being there to meet and greet - getting that initial attraction out of the way is very important because if that person looks good to you when you first see them then you can decide if mentally they're also attracted to you."
If you feel that spark you'll know right then and there if this is someone you want to invest time and energy in...Making that one day last a lifetime.