It is personal preference on how long to wait but there are very few reasons to delay.
After all, contacting someone is just a pre-cursor to the first date.
Sign up online and select your private number by state (you can choose any state! When someone calls that number they’ll go directly to that voicemail, thinking they’ve reached your real phone.
When we’re choosing potential dates online, though, we sometimes have little more than a picture and a paragraph to go on.
I made this mistake early on and now understand why a few girls, after several emails, would ask direct questions like “Is there anything else you would like me to answer? There are times where you will feel like you are communicating with a “great catch” only to realize what a mistake that was 60 seconds into the first date.
It is important to meet early on so less time is spent talking to the wrong person and more time is spent trying to find the right one. The first date should be planned not long after communication has begun.
Talking on emails is easy, but exchanging countless emails is certainly not the same as dating.
In order for online dating to really work and eventually turn into a real relationship, you need to move the conversation from email to phone - and eventually in person.