Not only are there family members to meet for the first time, but friends, too.It might sound intimidating, but as more and more of us find our partners online (an estimated 35 per cent of couples in the UK meet this way), it’s simply becoming a fact of romantic life that with your new partner comes a new social circle, too.While it is possible to be friends with someone of the opposite sex (and even to be friends with an ex), there are better ways to meet new friends, including several websites devoted to friendship only, that can help someone get to know you as a pal and not as a romantic partner.
"Just want to give you a heads up, though," I wrote.
"I was serious when I said I'm just looking for friends on my profile.
You're so nice, and I don't want to lead you on in any way.
“Anyone you went out with would have some kind of existing connection, whether it was work, the pub, the gym, mutual friends, or family.
There would be some kind of link and common ground; otherwise you would never have met.