Cat, whose success story inspired this blog post, said that using Skype before meeting up allows you to see someone’s mannerisms before you meet, which makes going on your first date “less stressful”.It can also be a great way to see if someone matches up to their photos, or if that 90s haircut really was due to the photo being taken in the 90s.
Muddy Matches co-founder Lucy said: “I’d feel uncomfortable using Skype as I hate seeing myself in the bottom of the screen talking.
I’d prefer to meet in person as that would allow me to see if I had chemistry with the person.
I don’t think I’d be able to detect chemistry online”.
In conclusion, whether you choose to use Skype before meeting up with someone is down to personal preference.
Remember to keep safety in mind when communicating with new people.