“Four to five days of chatting before you initiate the date is often the sweet spot. It gives you enough time to build that foundation of trust, but its not so long that the momentum drops off.”
How long should you talk to someone online before going on a date?
According to scientists, the longer you wait, the higher the risk of having a disappointing first date. Researchers at the University of South Florida looked into the habits of online daters and found the ideal time frame between sending that first message to meeting in person is within 23 days.
How long do you talk to someone before asking them out?
The common consensus is that a first date should happen about two weeks after meeting, reports the Cosmopolitan article The New Relationship Timeline. Two weeks gives you enough time to make some small talk, determine if there is mutual attraction and get up the nerve to ask for a date.