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I think social stands for inter-relationship whereas, societal stands more for collective tendency.
I'd recommend a replacement that's specific to the message in question and focuses on whatever's shared between you, in addition to the fact that you've just "met." After all, if you're corresponding, it's probably about something. "Great to know that you're also located in the downtown area," or "I'm looking forward to trying your homebrew," for example. ...
emeet or e-meet Collins Dictionary To meet someone for the first time over email or instant messenger. Urban dictionary
Using good on its own as a modifier is tricky in English. For example: Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening are typically used to say "hello". But, good day and good night are typically used to say "goodbye". (Dialectally good night can be used to say hello. The others are occasionally used in the opposite contexts, as well.) All these ...
Although we would say "Happy birthday" to mean "(Have a) happy birthday" or "Merry Christmas" for "(Have a) merry Christmas", we would not use "good job" or "good work" the same way. "Have a good job/work" just doesn't work, whereas "(Have) good luck with your new job" or "Have a good time at work" are fine (but "Good time!" is not okay!). "Good job" and ...
We say "good luck" when we tell somebody we hope they do well in the future. Both "good job" and "good work" refer to the past (that is, we're saying we approve of what someone has already done). It's just a matter of specific phrases being linked to the past or future to help with disambiguation. I don't imagine there's any deep sociological reason behind ...
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