If they respond that they want to meet new people and possibly find a relationship, that would be the perfect time to ask for a date.
Frankly, online dating can be a bit weird and awkward, especially for folks who didn’t grow up socializing on the internet.
So maybe you were a football or track star in high school and now you’re a few years removed and about twenty pounds heavier — leave those varsity pictures where they belong (in a shoebox! While meeting people and dating shouldn’t be all about vanity, you don’t want someone’s first thought upon meeting you to be, “Whoa, he looks nothing like his pictures.” Not only is it insanely distracting, but it’s starting the potential relationship with dishonesty rather than trust.
This also goes for exaggerating, or outright lying, when it comes to your job, education, or anything you find yourself tempted to say to get a meeting in person.
A lot of people actually have “No hook-ups” in their bio, which gives you an idea that they’re looking for something a little more serious.
While the theory behind matching someone is that you are both mutually interested in each other, that does not mean you are halfway to dating.
If you try to start a conversation and get nothing in return, don’t leave twenty more messages or take it personally.