How Do I Meet Someone In Person After Chatting Online?

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine, and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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So you’ve met this amazing guy. The two of you have been chatting online for over two weeks and he finally asks you out to dinner. As in, a man and a woman sitting across from a table together — in the flesh — and eating a meal. As in, not downing a pint of ice cream as you type sweet nothings from across town. Anyway, this awesome dude’s invited you out to dinner, you say yes and now you’re completely freaking out.

Just relax and take a deep breath because you got this. You shouldn’t be scared per se. Being anxious makes more sense. If you’re actually scared to meet this guy, then get the hell out of Dodge. If you’re nervous and on the border of a panic attack, then have a few sips of white wine, call your best friend for a pep talk and put on an outfit that makes you feel over-the-top self-confident. Just remember, this guy has seen pictures of you and he’s obviously attracted to your personality. So what’s there to be uneasy about?

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