We corresponded about a week before meeting.
We met in person last Wednesday evening at Bridgestreet (local outdoor mall in Huntsville) and walked around talking. We finally decided to have dinner at Cantina Loredos Mexican Restaurant.
There are no plans for marriage since it is so early but must say that up to now, I am very happy with her.
I cannot think of any tips really. The site is good in the fact other people have the same problem. I would think the site is comparable to a larger site in functionality. Also good that non-paying members can reply back to paying members. That is a good thing and would not stop that.