[quote="SeaShoreGirl, post:1, topic:225781"]
So, after another dry spell (as noted in my post in December) I'm finally communting with someone on Ave Maria.
Well, I have been since the weekend. :o
I broke some of the "rules" and gave him my email and phone quickly. We spoke on the phone and promised to exchange pictures. He sent his late that night and I answered the next day.(He didn't respond) After I sent mine that night he didn't respond for two days with a "nice photos, maybe I'll call tonight".
But he didn't...which since it was a maybe that's ok.
Is this normal online dating stuff?
For those of you who got married from people you met online how long was it...before you phoned/exchanged pics/saw eachother/etc.?
I met my DH on Ave. I was on for several years before we met. I talked with a lot of men through email. I talke with many on the phone. I met about 6 of them in person. None of those worked out.
So, yes, it's "normal" but I think you should lower your expectations a little. You've exchanged a couple of emails and talked on the phone. You are not dating.
He may be talking with any number of women right now. He may or may not call you. He may or may not email you.
Don't get your hopes up and don't make more of it than it is-- so far just a couple of emails and phone call between you. You can put photos on Ave so I'm not understanding why you exchanged photos outside Ave?
Personally, I would not jump the gun on giving out email and phone. I'd stick to using internal Ave channels for at least a couple of weeks or more. I would then cautiously go forward with giving out personal details.
My DH and I talked on Ave for a number of weeks, maybe a month or two, before exchanging phone info. We then talked on the phone and emailed for another 4 months before we met. We lived in different states. We then dated for a year and were engaged for a year.
So, don't be in a hurry. And, don't focus on one guy.