Hello, my name is Alex, how are you doing? Your profile has caught my attention! That's awesome that we share (point something out) in common, what do you think of (make a question)? I notice you're in college, what are you planning on majoring in? I go to (college name), it's a pretty cool place. Well, I just wanted to drop a line, I should be around the next couple days so take your time getting back to me. Bye!"
There is no set time before you see each other in person, it all depends on the person. I am I very patient person, and all ready knew I was comfortable with my other, therefore we took it very slow before I first saw her. I had much more enjoyment out of it that way, sadly I think we were too similar and ended up friends. Cheers man!