Yes, online dating can be a roller coaster. If you put the right amount of time and effort into searching for your perfect match, you will eventually find them, but there are bound to be a couple of ‘roller coaster moments’ in between. It is always a good idea to get to know someone as much as you can through online media and online dating platforms BEFORE you agree to meet with them in person. Have conversations about you, your personality, things you like to do, your interests and hobbies and your lifestyle. And be sure to ask your potential partner about all of these things too – you can avoid some uncomfortable first dates if you have already established that you both have common interests and are at least vaguely attracted to each other BEFORE you agree to meet in person.
You are going to have your ups and downs, but online dating is likely to give you more ups than downs as you weed out potential partners that are not right for you before you actually meet in person.