I met DH on an online dating
service for people of my same religion. The whole online thing is very surreal, and I have found that because it is generally anonymous for the first little while, online relationships
tend to move at warp speed compared to regular relationships
. It was not uncommon to get asked very personal questions during the second or third e-mail, and depending on the questions and scenario, I was OK with it.
The thing about online dating
is that people generally want to know if you are going to be compatible and have similar values and beliefs before actually meeting them, so they don't feel like their time is being wasted.
The first time I went out with a guy in person, it was a disaster! Online, you can be whomever you want to be and come across completely different in person. We had a lot in common online and he was very assertive, but in person, I felt like I was his mother! It was painfully obvious that he had very little dating
experience and very little experience with women, in general. I never spoke with him again after that.
Fortunately, my DH was the third guy I went out with and things worked out great!
One thing I will mention, I don't know what website you are on, but the one I was on had an instant messaging feature. Stay away from this unless it's someone you know! This is where all the creepy guys would hit up all the girls to try to meet and hookup. It was creepy!