“Some of the best relationships start as friendships, so if you think there is more, it might be a risk you want to take,” says Beverly Hills relationship expert Gary Stollman, Ph. “But remember once that line is crossed, your friendship will never be the same…for better or for worse.” Before you proceed, take this advice from people who transformed their friendships.Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in their late 50s and early 60s.The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating has roughly tripled from 10% in 2013 to 27% today.That’s what brought her to the Venngage headquarters on a Wednesday evening in January. A study with the potential for love at the end of it. Surprisingly, the very thing she had decided not to do anymore–talk to a stranger she was matched with online with the purpose of falling in love. She was going to use a “love hack” to make a connection. The article presented a quiz comprised of 36 questions that supposedly lead to love–or, at least, an accelerated feeling of intimacy between strangers.The idea was that if you sat down with a perfect stranger and exchanged these 36 questions, you would have shared enough intimate information with them to create a feeling of closeness in just one conversation.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Visit their profiles, call the girls and arrange your date!By being tossed into togetherness, you might just find yourselves fancying the idea of pairing off.“I first spotted my boyfriend at a party thrown by mutual friends.Nancy left her car in the parking lot at work and rode with me.After a great meal and drinks, our hosts started dancing to an Anne Murray album so Nancy and I followed suit dancing very close when on came the lyrics, ‘Could I have this dance for the rest of my life… ’ Nancy jumped out of my car, and we both headed to our own separate apartments. However, we didn’t actually sleep together until a while later. We just had our 10th wedding anniversary.” —Bill, 46, Thousand Oaks, CA Love lesson: Having a “play date” can lead to the real thing.