It has been a popular debate for some time that you should be friends with a girl before you date if you want her to eventually become your girl friend.
Even popular sites like WikiHow are promoting it with this recent article
Be friends with her. This girl isn\’t just suddenly going to like you out of the blue. If you have a lesson in the same building, try “accidentally” bumping into her. apologize, smile and try to start a conversation. pretend you\’ve forgotten her name so you can introduce yourself properly. Eg: “oh, sorry! hey, i\’ve seen you round before. what\’s your name again? well susie, my name is____. what lesson are you going to?” once you\’ve had a conversation with her, she\’ll be thinking about it for a good while afterward. Don\’t keep bumping into her every chance you get; she\’ll find this very annoying. instead, try talking to her friends and joining one of the club\’s she is in (only do this at the beginning of a term or try joining with one of your friends so it seems less weird).
Man, I just STRONGLY disagree with this!
Yes, in a perfect world maybe.
In most cases though, the longer you are friends . . .. . the longer you are friends.
PLAIN AND SIMPLE!
That is why you should just start with online dating. Online it is already understood. You are all there for the same reason.
If you opened up a new resturant what would you rather have: A really great design and the brightest sign…. or be placed in the middle of a hungry crowd?