When Should I Take My Relationship Offline?

If you've ever tried online dating, you know how tricky it can be. Among the many conundrums faced by online daters across the board is when to take the relationship offline. Sure, you've exchanged some intimate emails. Perhaps you've even spoken on the phone.  But what time is the right time to take your relationship a step further and actually meet face-to-face?

In this video, dating coach, matchmaker and YourTango Expert Jasbina Ahluwalia answers this burning question. "In my opinion, people often times spend far too much time communicating online prior to meeting than necessary," says Jasbina. So, if you're the type of person who generaly prefers to take things slowly, when it comes to online dating, throw caution to the wind and only wait a little while before meeting your match for a drink or a cup of coffee.

Why not wait? Jasbina cites three reasons why it's better to meet up sooner rather than later. First, she says, assuming you're looking for love and not just a causal encounter or a penpal, spending time together is the best way to gauge long-term compatibility. Want to learn Jasbina's other reasons why it's best not to wait? Check out the video above.