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.
The duration of each phase may vary significantly, from moment to years, based on opportunity and motivation of the parties.
Before the people in a relationship ever meet, there are a number of activities that may happen, leading up to the first meeting.
In this phase, contact is made with the other person and early negotiations lead either to departure or continuation of the relationship.
First contact with the other person is an important and difficult stage as early impressions are important although this is easy to get wrong.More information is often needed to motivate a desire for contact.This may be done by first-hand research, where the person actively looks for information by the other party.This can range from a cautious interest to early strong desire, such as when a woman sees a man she does not know at a party and is immediately attracted to him.With the motivation to meet, the next (and sometimes difficult) step is figuring out how to get to meet them.Presented here is a comprehensive generic model, based on a wide review of other models.