There is no known average time for two people to wait before a first date, because relationships vary and some people may meet as adults while others begin dating as teenagers. However, those who meet online are happiest when they wait 17 to 23 days for a first date.
Experts find that individuals who meet online are often disappointed with their first dates if they wait more than 23 days. The average man will wait no more than three days to call a woman after they meet, if he is interested in a date. New couples also wait, on average, half a week between dates.