The process of meeting each other is obviously no longer the same. Even a decade ago there were several ways to meet a potential partner:
- through friends;
- at a party;
- in a bar or a restaurant;
- in school or college;
- at work;
- through family.
The easiest thing was to meet a new person through those you already know. Friends knew especially well who to invite to their parties or just casual meetings. So once they met an interesting individual, they tried to keep in contact and eventually bring him or her to the inner circle to get acquainted with more friends. Sometimes people felt initial attraction while seeing each other at such gatherings and a couple was created.
Places of common business also helped to initiate feelings between multiple individuals. Younger people at high school or college just naturally tend to communicate with comrades and eventually form strong bonds with people of the opposite gender. While these relationships were not always life-long, some of the couples who met at college are still happy. And while many people judge those who have affairs at their workplace, it still used to be a perfect location to meet a partner.