When Should I 'Friend' The Guy I Met Online?

Love, Self

... featuring advice about online dating and social networking from YourTango Expert Annie Gleason!

Welcome to Online Dating Bootcamp: Day 8! Today is all about social networking with your internet match, featuring advice from YourTango Expert Annie Gleason. (Wanna brush up on Bootcamp Days 1-7? Start here.)

So, you met someone online, you really hit it off, and now you want to take things to the next level ... adding him as a friend on Facebook. The question is, how soon is too soon? Fortunately, Dating Coach and YourTango Expert Annie Gleason has just the advice you need about when to add your online love as a Facebook friend.

"I think that you should wait quite a long time," says Annie. Don't be fooled by romantic emails and flirty text messages, she warns. You can't really know a guy until you meet him in person, and you shouldn't add him until you know him. As a rule of thumb, Annie suggests waiting until he asks you to be friends on Facebook, then make your decision.

For more of Annie's advice, check out the video above.

Come back tomorrow for Online Dating Bootcamp: Day 9, "Playing The Field: The Pros & Cons Of Dating Around" featuring a advice from YourTango Experts Lyndsay Katauskas and Samantha Karlin.