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Mason: I’ve been on dates with, what, like, five girls or so that I’ve met online.

Emily: And, how did they go?

Mason: Uh, one, one girl I actually ended up dating for about two months and it went really well for the time that it worked. Uh, but that was, that was the once. You know, everyone else has just kinda been hard to get over that gap of, like, having already talked about certain things, and, like, asked a certain degree of personal questions but not having, like, actually felt how the chemistry works between two people.

Emily: It’s like a perpetual blind date.

Mason: Exactly, it’s like… and then when you actually get together, it’s really, really hard to bridge the gap of the online thing.

Hi,

what is the meaning of these two parts in bold,please?can you explain?

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something like:
The distance between online and real life is too large.
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Mason: I’ve been on dates with, what, like, five girls or so that I’ve met online.

Emily: And, how did they go?

Mason: Uh, one, one girl I actually ended up dating for about two months and it went really well for the time that it worked. Uh, but that was, that was the once. You know, everyone else has just kinda been hard to get over that gap of, like, having already talked about certain things, and, like, asked a certain degree of personal questions but not having, like, actually felt how the chemistry works between two people.

Emily: It’s like a perpetual blind date.

Mason: Exactly, it’s like… and then when you actually get together, it’s really, really hard to bridge the gap of the online thing.

I think the young man is saying that it's a big jump from talking over the internet to meeting in person, because the internet can be somewhat of an artificial medium. Sometimes people do not have the same persona in real life that they have on the internet. The same 'vibes' and impressions you pick up about a person when you talk to him/her over the internet (chemistry, connection, rapport etc) may be missing when you have a real life meeting with that person.

I think the man is saying that a relationship started over the internet will never flow naturally on into a real life relationship. It will never be 'seamless'. There will always be that 'gap' that you have to 'bridge'.

This is a really interesting question!
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Mason: Uh, one, one girl I actually ended up dating for about two months and it went really well for the time that it worked. Uh, but that was, that was the once. You know, everyone else has just kinda been hard to get over that gap of, like, having already talked about certain things, and, like, asked a certain degree of personal questions but not having, like, actually felt how the chemistry works between two people.

Hi

Thanks to you all for replying.But they were just a general definition of the phrase,but i need the meanings word by word cause my english is too bad .Thanks

Can you tell me what he means by this sentence?" but not having, like, actually felt how the chemistry works between two people." Is he talking about himself or the women he dated,or both?and is it about when they used to chat or when they were dating?it is confusing.

Also i want to know what he means by "having already talked about certain things and ,like,a certain degree of personal questions"?and is it about when they used to chat online or when they were dating?

everyone else has been hard to get over that gap of(?) =Does" they have been hard to" mean it was difficult for them(the people he used to date with) to? shouldn't it have been in past continue tense instead of present continue tense,like,they had been hard to?what is the meaning of " to get over" here,does it mean to bridge also?

after this phras "everyone else has just kinda been hard to get over that gap of",where is its continue after of ?of what?gap of having already talked?is it its continue or or he suddnly changes what he wanted to say after gap of ,and uses, like ,before it as a way of thinking ?

Does "LIKE" mean for example or it is a way to let himself think?

Mason: Exactly, it’s like… and then when you actually get together, it’s really, really hard to bridge the gap of the online thing.

Emily: Right. That’s what I was gonna say.

Mason: Like touching, like actulaly just touching that person is weird.

Emily: There’s always this air of, like, “We met online.”

Here," it is really h

Mason: Yeah. I think it’s changing though. It’s changing a lot. Like, because I had a lot of shame when I first started telling people about it after I did it.

Emily: Rightfully so. Just kidding.

Mason: Are they gonna have, like, a picture of me in my slouch gear up?

Emily: Maybe.

Mason: Um…

Emily: Maybe we should vidoetape this.

Mason: We should bring cameras. But, but no… and then, like, every… when I started saying it, a lot of people who I didnt’ expect were, like, “Oh, yeah, I’ve given that a try.”

Here "it is really hard to brige the gap of the online thing", i wonder if it means" it is hard for you to help to overcome the differences of the online thing between yourselves and trying to get along with them wich seems impossible to him ?does online thing mean generally meeting online and then meeting face to face?

What is the meaning of "picture of me in my slouch gear up?

Sorry for asking too much Emotion: smile
>"picture of me in my slouch gear up?"

Perhaps:
a picture of me in a lazy stance/position/attitude, or as a slouch
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