Stages of romance dating psychology
Possibly within the first contact and possibly in subsequent meetings there is an exchange of information which allows each person to refine their impression of the other person and decide whether they want to continue with the relationship.
Exchange at this level typically includes a seeking of common factors such as origins, hobbies, families, friends, work and so on.
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.
Knowing about them may happen in various ways, for example a man may see a woman in a bar or a sales person hears of a possible customer from a colleague.
Presented here is a comprehensive generic model, based on a wide review of other models.
Note that it focuses on growth of the relationship and does not include subsequent breakdown stages.
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.
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.This starts with proposals and continues with 'dates' in which pre-planned activities are jointly carried out.