Your friends might think they know what’s best for you – and what ‘type’ of person you’re best suited to – but their good intentions might be misplaced.
More than that, by feeling secure in your company, your partner is more likely to flourish with your friends, too.
It can feel like you’re dating a whole friendship group and not just one person. She met her partner, Andy, on dating site OK Cupid.
Having old chums, those who know you better than anyone, is wonderful. It means that meeting someone online can be a breath of fresh air for you and your friends, too.
What’s more, if you date someone that none of your friends, family or colleagues know?
“In the ‘olden days’ it would not have been like this,” she told me.
“Anyone you went out with would have some kind of existing connection, whether it was work, the pub, the gym, mutual friends, or family.