Being charming via text doesn’t always equate to having chemistry in person, and far too often gay men read too much into text messaging only to be let down by the real thing.
Call him if you want to chat for a bit before meeting, but don’t continue to text after you have made plans for the first date. They know the parts of you that take years to learn.
Plus you may want to save some things to talk about just in case you run into the dreaded awkward silence. So if you bring a new beau around your gaggle before it’s the right time, the side of you that he sees may surprise him.
You may just be screwing yourself into hanging out with someone that you aren’t really that into because your buddy invited him to his birthday party or your best girlfriend wants him to come to have a drink.
To be safe, just keep it between the two of you until you are sure he’s a keeper.
Texting too much before you meet can give a false sense of who someone is through pithy jokes, cute one-liners, and the clever use of emoticons.
Just because someone can be funny in text or concoct the perfect reply to your questions does not mean that you two are a match of any kind.
When it comes to dating, all the rules in the book fly right out the window when you meet the perfect plus one.
But until then, it can seem like a revolving door of rejects until your find your Mr. Luckily, there are a few guidelines that every smart gay man should keep in mind to always stay on top of his game and out of a dead-end relationship. This is a sure fire way to fall in love with the idea of him before getting to know him at all.