Remember that when you give out your number, unless it is an unlisted number, you are giving out your address as well.
I would suggest no less than a month of chatting online before calling them – but this should only happen when you feel totally comfortable doing so.
While these types of dating were great for their time, they have mostly been replaced with Internet dating, which works in a similar way but is much more effective and easier to do.
When using an online dating service, instead of sending a personal ad in the post to a newspaper, you would simply type a short profile about yourself into a dating website such as ours, for other members to find and read.
Just select either your nearest city or your region from the menu's below for a preview of our latest members near you.
In the days before the Internet, many single people who wanted to find a relationship might have posted a personal ad in a local newspaper or perhaps gave telephone dating a whirl.