Online dating has become the new norm, with more than 40 million Americans using the internet to search for love. However, there's always some risk involved when meeting someone for the first time, especially if you met them online.
When online dating, you'll probably come across some profiles that say, "Not looking for a pen pal," or "If you don't want to meet up, swipe left." While it's important to eventually meet potential partners in person, don't feel pressured to meet someone before you're 100 percent comfortable.
If you want to wait longer, don't feel embarrassed or pressured—the right person will give you the time you need to feel totally comfortable.