Getting to know one another dating
This tests the determination and commitment of the other person in seeking a lasting relationship.
As the people get closer, the things that they do together show increasing commitment and sharing.
If there is a third person helping out, they may volunteer information, for example where a friend is 'match-making' or a company researches prospects for a salesperson.
With enough information, the motivation for a relationship begins.
If the meeting is by chance (or design of others) then this stage is effectively skipped. One person usually knows first and the second person may not know until the first meeting.
Before the people in a relationship ever meet, there are a number of activities that may happen, leading up to the first meeting.If the relationship is not going to get any closer, then its development stops here.This is quite common and most people have many acquaintances with relatively few good friends.This may be through friends who will enquire if the other person is interested (and help them through this phase).In sales, cold calling is a difficult and often unrewarding activity and other methods of prospecting may also be used to connect with possible customers.
The state of acquaintance is a safe position whereby there is no obligation between the two people and it is easy to refuse any request.