Follow @Julie Spira on Twitter and sign up for the Free Weekly Flirt newsletter.Enjo kosai is one of Japanese society’s most infamous phenomenon: schoolgirls dating older men for money.Offline Dating Pro: You may have friends in common which will make you more comfortable.Con: You're not really sure of their relationship status.Pro: You can determine if there's chemistry in person sooner.
Con: Singles may feel shy and not ask someone out for an official date.
Pro: You can easily date in groups, while developing new friendships with people with similar interests.
Con: You're limiting yourself to a certain geographic area.
Being able to grow and maintain your relationship offline is critical as you go through the different phases of a relationship.
As one who believes in casting a wide net, I tell singles that you really need to do both. In reality, online dating, if done correctly, is just a method or service that will get you out there in the real world to meet someone offline and meet more people.