It can be a little tricky trying to decipher the appropriate time to meet someone in person who you have met online. There is the safety concern factor accompanied with the desire to get the feel of someone new in person, to see if you would like things to progress to the next level. Whatever the case may be, there are a few indicators that you may be ready for that next step.
1# How is the conversation
Experiencing an immediate connection with someone isn't always easy, so if your phone conversations have been great, it could be an indication that you'll enjoy each other's company even more. It's pleasurable interacting with someone over the phone but even better when you're in their presence.
2# Do you feel comfortable meeting them in person
Sometimes when you talk to a person on a consistent basis and have shared intimate details about yourself, you can get the feeling that you've known them your entire life. There is a sense of familiarity that starts to take root. If there is any doubt within your mind about meeting up, then it's always best to trust your gut.
3# Is the other person as ready as you are
Everyone has the right to move at their own pace. Some people like to talk for a while to reveal intentions, whilst others may want an immediate physical encounter to better feel the person out. Whatever the case may be, you should always consider the other parties' feelings. There has to be some form of compromising. If the waiting period for some is three weeks, then it should be respected. After all, aren't good things worth waiting for?
There's no perfect answer to the question of when you should meet up with someone, some things are just situational. My personal perspective would be to take it slow, perhaps look at your previous experiences and let that guide you. But most importantly, you have to be safe. There is nothing wrong with meeting with a few friends the first go round. Happy dating guys!
Thanks for reading!