You are not automatically out of the friend zone if you meet on a dating site.
This person still needs to feel romantic chemistry with you.
Even though it may state that the person is looking for a romantic relationship on their dating profile, this doesn’t guarantee that they will want to have this relationship with you.
If you have been having some exchanges with this person on the dating site, there has to be some romantic chemistry before this person is going to start looking at you as anyone other than someone that they are talking to on a dating site.
You are not automatically out of the friend zone just because you are someone that the person has been consistently talking to on a dating site.
Oftentimes, people want to have the opportunity to feel the other person out before they make a judgment on whether they are interested in that person romantically or not.
This person may be communicating with you on a dating site but it doesn’t mean that they will ultimately see you as someone that they want to pursue a romance with.
They may come to a point during their exchanges with you where they decide that they are just not feeling any romantic chemistry with you.
At this point, they may decide to put you in the friend zone if they want to keep you in their lives.
Hence, do understand that meeting someone on a dating site does not automatically mean that you are out of the friend zone.
You should also understand that, oftentimes, people may even want to have you as a friend first before deciding whether they want to pursue romance.
There are people who approach romance with more of a platonic strategy.
They would rather build trust through friendship first before deciding on whether they want to pursue romance with the person.
This means that they will automatically put everyone that they have exchanges with on a dating site in the friend zone.
This includes you.
They will communicate with people as friends first.
This is the approach that they have.
This means that you would have to be patient enough with the person in order to put yourself in a position where enough trust and rapport has been built that this person may start considering you as a romantic prospect.
However, there is really no guarantee that this kind of trust and rapport will be built with this person.
Even if that trust and rapport is built, there is no guarantee that this person will now want to risk losing this new friendship by making the transition into romance.
In other words, you could spend weeks talking to this person as a friend on a dating site and end up empty-handed or with nothing but a new friend.
Being that this person is already very specific about wanting a friendship first, they may not want to do the things that people who are seeking romance would do.
In other words, they may not want to flirt with these friends or talk about risque topics in any way.
They may not want to open up to anyone emotionally.
They just want to keep conversations platonic in nature.
Hence, you may reach a point with this person where you just have no inlet into their heart.
They have a particular criteria as to what it would take for someone to move from friendship to romance with them.
You don’t know what that criteria is.
All you are able to do is try to be this person’s friend with no guarantee that they will ever look at you as a romantic prospect.
Again, you are not automatically out of the friend zone simply because you meet someone on a dating site.
In order to keep yourself out of the friend zone, you should have exchanges with people who are more open toward finding romance without being sticklers for wanting to be friends first.
You should test this out initially by attempting to flirt with them on a dating site.
If they respond, there is a good chance that they are open to romance.
Make sure that you don’t take too long to ask the person out.
If you are seeking romance and to keep yourself out of the friend zone, try asking them out within the first week or two of meeting them on a dating site.
This way, you don’t find yourself in the trap of dealing with someone who just wants to keep people that they meet on a dating site in the friend zone with no guarantee that anyone will ever get out of it.