Their first date was within that all-important window, of course (although he didn’t realise it at the time).
What’s more, a study by dating site e Harmony, estimated that seven in ten couples will have done so by 2040 – with 55 to 64-year-olds experiencing the biggest boom (an expected 30 per cent rise between 20).
They conducted a survey of 433 online daters and found that the longer they waited to meet a match in person, the more likely they were to feel let down.That trend that was significantly more obvious after the 17 to 23 day ‘tipping point’. That its lead researcher, Artemio Ramirez Jr., an Associate Professor, met his wife online in 2005.Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.Put simply, how soon you meet will have a direct effect on your chemistry. You could be consigning yourself to a disappointing date.
Thankfully, the window isn’t too terrifying (no one is saying that you have to slurp coffee in the first 24 hours).No, according to American researchers, the tipping point comes between 17 and 23 days after the first message is sent.