I hope this email doesn't backfire, because I really had a great time and hope to hang again soon. Someone might claim they're 6 feet tall when they're 5 foot 6 or that they're avid rock climbers when they haven't scaled a wall since college. "We actually met face-to-face within that 17- to 23-day window, where we say the impressions and idealizations are at that peak, the most positive level that they'll be prior to meeting face to face Ramirez told The Huffington Post. On the date, he tells me that he has a spreadsheet for tracking all of the people from match that are 'in process'. "I'm saying this in retrospect, because I had no idea at the time.". If you wait too long to meet, you'll start making assumptions. This was an honest attempt to stay organised.". I thought about deleting the names, but figured I might as will give you the whole thing. A new study published recently in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication describes an online dating "tipping point when too much online communication before a first date causes a person to idealize someone they're interacting with prior to actually meeting them face to face. "Just when I thought I had seen it all.". The rules of dating are not simple and finite - they're complicated and constantly changing, especially when you factor in online dating. So I made the spreadsheets. "I went on a date with this guy last Wednesday. Plus, even if someone isn't lying in their profile, people aren't the sum of their favorite books, movies and music, so there's only so much one can glean from such limited data. This, naturally, leads to a letdown upon meeting someone who doesn't match lofty expectations.