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I wrote "we will catch up sometime" to one of my new friends. When I searched the Internet I found that people used it in informal situations. Is it okay to use this in formal writing as I did since the friendship is very new? What else could I have used? I tend to think that the answer depends on culture.

My purpose in context:

I want to put the decision of when and where to meet, to the other person.

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I found many examples in different usages but all informal as you can easily find in "urban dictionary". What was your context and what did you want to say by this? –  Persian Cat Feb 11 '13 at 15:52
    
I want to put the decision of when and where to meet, to the other person. –  Stat-R Feb 11 '13 at 16:16
    
Ok! It is better now! –  Persian Cat Feb 11 '13 at 16:19
    
So after edit I found it better but anyway my guess was correct about your mean. Personally I do not like a new friend/or a person who tries to be a friend of mine tells me that and prefer your last sentence after edit! Yes, You answered yourself. :) –  Persian Cat Feb 11 '13 at 16:31
    
Personally, I would say "I hope we can reconnect very soon," but that doesn't convey the new-ness of your situation. –  corvec Feb 11 '13 at 16:48

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To "catch up with" is considered--currently at least--informal but standard English. More formal English would be "let us set up an appointment". However, if this is an informal setting, meeting a friend, then "catch up with" is fine.

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There are several meanings and synonyms according to the usages in the contexts. Do you mean you will see each other very soon like the usage in "catch you later"? I think it depends on your purpose and audience according to the context.

There are some like here and here

I hope it helps but I think if you provide more contexts, you might find better answers.

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