By this point you have talked back and forth twice and can measure how well you are getting along.
Limiting the time of the first date is a safety precaution: if you end up on a nightmare of a date you’ve already established your “out”.
If on the other hand the date is going excellent, suggest to your date that you extend it.
Either way you approach it, they won’t mind if they are having a good time.
If they you not break your plans you may want to evaluate how well the date is going!
I once talked to a woman for two months before we met.
She was very nice and we got along well so I was willing to communicate but let her know I’d be talking to others while she gained comfort.It’s not as if you hoping to “chat” with someone and end it there.You want to talk with them and if things go well meet them.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.One common reason to delay a first date is due to an attempt to learn more about the other person. I found the first few minutes of the first date are worth more than dozens of emails.