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.
But theoretically, Jess, Meet Ken is going to be great for everyone: women win, since they’ll be able to “call the shots” and not sift through hundreds and hundreds of off-putting dude-notes, and men also win, since they’re supposedly terrible at writing their own profiles anyway.It worked for Ken, after all — he met his wife, Jess (obviously), through a female friend who was using a similar site back in 2003.Here’s how it works: a lady sets up a profile for a gentleman she knows and likes, but doesn’t want to date herself, because he’s her brother or coworker or tall or short or really into Dave Matthews, whatever.Then, other ladies — ladies who are also into Dave Matthews — can “ask to be introduced” to the man in question, and can also “chat with each other” to make sure the match has real-world potential.The worlds of dating and social networking are on a path toward convergence, and friendship is the driving force.
According to PEW Research, the #1 most commonly cited reason people use online dating sites nowadays is to find someone with similar The dating site How About We has been doing this for years.
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The concept of being “friendzoned” on an implicit expectation of sex, because it posits friendship as a suboptimal outcome instead of being a worthy end in and of itself.
Complaining about being “friendzoned” is incredibly harmful to our relationships and can cripple our capacity for both healthy friendships and healthy 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.