100 dating friendship
It's more fun Some dating sites claim to be the place to find someone to marry.
At NZDating we say the best relationships come from having fun making lots of friends - meanwhile 'the one' often magically appears!
Meeting someone to participate in an activity you mutually enjoy sets you up for a successful friendship, which can either convert into a relationship later, or lead to that person referring you to one of their friends to date.
Consequently, that one person who previously would’ve been a single “yes/no” one-off date with no followup instead becomes not just a friend, but a fantastic advocate in our quest to build future friendships and relationships.
Observe what happened next…A year after meeting Jessica, I needed to travel to a new city for work and I realized that I had no place to stay there.
We kept things friendly and fun rather than expecting things to turn romantic or physical right away.
By not overtly expecting sex, commitment, or even compatibility upfront, and instead focusing on just creating a series of fun, memorable experiences, we had implicitly set the precedent for a approach to dating.
This friendship-first approach has fundamentally changed my understanding of dating and relationships.
The friendship-first approach is not an isolated theory. Our existing friends have always been our best source of referrals.
Consider when a friend invites you to a trivia night and you meet one of their other friends there and hit it off, or when you go to a friend’s birthday party and bump into someone new.
She quickly connected us via Facebook, where her friend and I immediately hit it off and subsequently spent the whole weekend together.