The coffee date has long been the preferred meeting scenario for two people who are trying to get to know one another. Coffee dates alleviate pressure, they’re safe and they provide a great opportunity to get to know someone a little better in a face-to-face interaction. However, with coffee dates you actually have to travel somewhere and you have to buy coffee. What if there was a way you could have that coffee date, allowing you to get to know your date a little better, but you didn’t have to leave the house? Well now you can with Skype. Skype is quickly becoming a popular alternative to the traditional coffee date. Let’s examine why.
No Pressure To Click
A coffee date can last a few seconds or it can last hours. That’s one of the greatest aspects of this type of meet-and-greet. There’s no pressure to like the other person. If you don’t feel any spark, you can say that you have to be somewhere and that’s that. It’s not like a dinner date where you’re now obligated to spend an hour or more with this person you don’t necessarily mesh with.
Skype, just like a coffee date, provides a face-to-face interaction. You can see your date on your screen and your date can see you. You can chat and type messages and you can even share funny, interesting and thought-provoking links, thus providing plenty of conversation fodder.
However, if you don’t like the person you’re talking to, instead of getting up and saying you have somewhere to be, you can just excuse yourself and click off. Talk about no pressure!
Skype Dates Are Safer
Coffee dates are usually held in public places, so both individuals can feel safe. With Skype, you never have to feel afraid or uneasy about your date. Again, if you don’t like the person you can just click off. Unless you’ve given the other person lots of personal details about yourself and/or your address, you’re sure to remain safe from any Skype dates you rebuff.
Best Transition To A Real Date
Skype is a perfect opportunity to get to know someone a little better. You can make your Skype date session last as long as you want and, again, with the ability to share links, photos, videos and other media, you’re sure to have plenty to talk about.
Just like a coffee date, a Skype date is one of the best ways to start a relationship if you’re trying to get to know someone better. Only you don’t have to leave your house and you don’t have to spend money, unless you count your Internet bill.
So how about it, daters? Have you been on a coffee date and a Skype date? Which did you prefer? Which is better? More importantly, which do you think is best for getting to know a date a little better?