Friends before dating
I mentioned my predicament to Jessica, and she excitedly revealed that her good friend had just moved to the city I was visiting.
She quickly connected us via Facebook, where her friend and I immediately hit it off and subsequently spent the whole weekend together.
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.
Using dating sites to find love is inefficient and prone to failure.
We typically set the stakes too high, and centuries worth of societal tropes and expectations can cripple the authenticity of our interactions.
As an online dating consultant and matchmaker, I’m a strong believer in the power of these referral networks.
After going on over 150 dates, trying out over 100 dating websites, and advising hundreds of individuals at all levels of dating experience, one thing consistently stands out to me: .
New dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, and Coffee Meets Bagel make us log in with Facebook, and they display the mutual friends we share with users on the app, which generates feelings of credibility and trust.