No one wants to read your whole life story in an email before meeting you.
Avoid over-sharing and keep your emails brief and interesting. Talking to more than one match at a time is totally acceptable as long as you haven’t made a commitment to be exclusive with anyone.
The last place you want to be is in the car of someone you don't know.3. I like to talk to a guy at least 4 times before we plan to meet for the first time. Talking to someone on the phone is a whole lot different than emailing, texting or IMing someone.
It's kind of like 'proof' that they are a real person, and not someone with a fake online profile; it's a red flag if someone who says they want to meet you won't give you their phone number or says that they can't be reached by phone. Meeting someone in person that you initially met online can be nerve-wracking, and agreeing on something casual is a great way to take some of the pressure off.
Emailing, texting and IMing are still important tools, though, since communicating in various ways is key to developing a new relationship. Tell someone where you are going and who you are going with; you might also want to give them his/her phone number too. If you don't have someone you can trust with this information, at least send yourself an email with this information — worst case scenario, you know.5. I usually suggest coffee — it's public, cheap (OK, its cheaper than dinner...), and there's little stress or expectations — it's just coffee, right?!