If you have met someone through one of those dating sites that seem to be so popular today go ahead and get to know you date online before your real date or as much as you can anyway.
Even though I would imagine that there still is some risk with meeting someone you met online I am equally sure that there are protocols in place on each of these sites to prevent bad people from joining them as well.
One of the first things you may want to do to get to know your date online before your real date is to "friend" them or "follow" them in the social media networking sites.
This would actually be a great thing to do to start sharing all sorts of things from recent pictures of your last vacation, parties you attend, hobbies you have, music you like.
Let the level of access you give someone new progress just as your relationship progresses. No sense in giving away too much all at once.
Doing this allows your "date" to see you in real life situations and the same goes for them too. You both can get to see how you each live your lives almost in real time.
It is also a great way to keep in touch before giving out any personal contact information like your phone number or address.
I would imagine that in this electronic age that dating rules have changed somewhat from what they were with older generations but being safe should never take a back seat to anything when you are first getting to know someone.
Somehow communication comes easier sometimes when talking to a stranger, maybe that is in part because of the fact that most strangers we will never see again so it doesn't matter what we say to them.
Someone you want to have a relationship with, however, are the real ones we need to communicate well with. If we are to learn to trust them and have some level of respect for them then all of that has to be earned.
Trust and respect comes with time and learning all you can about your new prospective partner.
Learning all you can about someone new and falling in love are wonderful things and so is having fun doing it. There are so many things you can do online like I said.
Sharing has almost become an art form with the speed that others can see your videos and pics that you post.
Music can also be shared but be careful and stay out of trouble with this one. You can find games to play online together or watch movies or just chat.
Talking is one of the best ways to get to know someone and how they think and what they feel about certain subjects.
Texting, talking, updating your status, or tweeting are all accepted forms of communication these days and they make it easier to get to know your date online before your real date.