Hi there, We corresponded for about 2 weeks before we met in person. We met for dinner on a Thursday night in my neighborhood and went for tea and a walk afterwards. We had a good rapport through e-mail and we spoke once on the phone before meeting. Our second date was 3 weeks later as we were both on vacations but we stayed in touch through text - even though we're both in our 40's. We're not planning on getting married as it's not something that is important to either of us but we are planning on living together in the summer. I personally met a lot of nice guys on the site before my current partner, we just didn't have the chemistry. I was very happy with the site and the quality of people that I met. Keep up the good work!