One you start a conversation online or in real life, you don’t want to lose the other persons interest or install fear in their thoughts that you might be “too pushy” or “too forward”.
Never be too serious or all over the other person too quickly. You don’t want to scare them away. This is something that many people do, so if you don’t, it will give you an advantage over the rest. Try to keep the conversation on a general subject, you don’t want to ask personal questions and make the other uncomfortable. Wait for them to share more personal information with you before developing on the subject.
If the opportunity does not present itself take charge. Share more personal information with the other and analyze the reaction, it’s all about action and reaction. You need to always be aware of the other emotions. The way to do that is by analyzing their reaction to what you say.
Once you know how to do that, you need to know how to adapt to the other persons emotions and level with them. This is intended so that you don’t lose their interest and keep them intrigued by you and what you have to say.