On the other hand, it also means the people you meet don’t come with the seal of approval you may have when you date someone you were introduced to by a friend or met at the water cooler surrounded by your work colleagues.
If you have a close-knit group of friends who go out together, spend time together and go way back, it’s easy to see why dating someone who’s in some way connected to this group is going to be more socially acceptable for you than bringing a stranger into the fold.
Sure, they might take to him or her immediately, which often happens, but what do you do if your friends don’t seem as enthused as you are?
I suggest resisting the temptation to involve other people’s opinions in the mix, until you’ve spent some time with your new partner and had a chance to think about what you actually feel.
Yes, your friends may see some things your happy, love-hormone glasses filter out, but they may also be influenced by their own issues or miss out on qualities your partner has that are not immediately apparent.
This could be especially true if your partner is shy or uncomfortable in some social situations.
A while back, I remember reading some survey about the most common ways of meeting singles.
If I recall correctly, the winner was still the place of work and the extended social circle was also well represented, although online dating was somewhere near the top too.
The greatest advantage of online dating, in my opinion, is that it connects you with thousands of people who have absolutely nothing to do with your existing social circle.This means you’re unbound by your current limitations and can meet people you would never have come across otherwise.It could be their own issues such as jealousy, misunderstandings or snobbery or it could be a perfectly valid reasons, like being able to see a bad dating pattern or a hidden danger.Here are a few things you can do to handle such issues. Establish your own opinion before introducing your partner to your friends It’s tempting to introduce your partner to your friends as soon as possible to see how they respond.This is especially true if you’re feeling uncertain and want a second opinion.Feeling uncertain is natural at the beginning of any relationship and often our fears play tricks on us just when we meet someone who’s actually really good for us.