I found that people will not be offended if you suggest a first date before they are ready.
In my experience, the other person would offer an excuse but continue communicating.
If this happens to you, wait a few days (continuing the email conversations) and then ask again.
Unless a good reason is give for not meeting, I would not ask more than three times – there are some people out there who are looking to make online friends or live fantasies out in their head without any intention of actually meeting.
Another reason to delay would be if the person you are communicating with has expressed extreme reservations about meeting people from the internet.Actually meeting the person you are talking to is one of the most important steps to online dating.That sounds amusing but many online daters dwell on internet communication overly long. They wanted me to get the show on the road and they were right to feel that way.On my first date with my wife, I schedule a one hour date at a diner.After the hour was over, I explained that I only extend the good dates and since ours was a great date asked if she would be up for miniature golf (she was).