The moment you feel awkward about it, you may be moving too fast. If it feels as though you have been pushing things along unnaturally of recent, there is a good chance that you are moving too fast. This is especially true if you have noticed that the person that you have been making progress with online seems somewhat uneasy by what you have been doing of late. You may suddenly notice that the progress that you have been having so far with this person starts to decelerate.
There isn't a perfect answer to the question of how slow or fast a new relationship should move. Taking things slow with a new guy might seem boring or unexciting, but it's what many people feel comfortable with. Others dive in and are more than happy to get serious as quickly as possible and it's what makes sense to them. If you like to move slowly and a friend doesn't understand why, you might be just as baffled by how quickly she throws herself into a new relationship. When you meet someone who you really like, it makes sense that you want to hang out with them several days a week or even every day and it would be full speed ahead toward true love.
It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Moved too fast, how to slow it down? After a few weeks of great emails and phone calls, we travelled to the same city to meet in person, had a wonderful time and had sex. I was overwhelmed with what had happened, am not used to sex without commitment, and when I got home got carried away and emailed him to say I had decided to stop communicating with other men on eHarmony.
By Dr. Seth Meyers. Dating Dos and Don'ts.