This friendship-first approach has fundamentally changed my understanding of dating and relationships.
An internet relationship (or online relationship) is generally sustained for a certain amount of time before being titled a relationship, just as in-person relationships.
Last year, I met a girl named Jessica on Ok Cupid and we agreed to meet up and go on an adventure date throughout Seattle.
We explored new neighborhoods, meandered through parks, and people-watched out of a coffee shop’s balcony.
The next week, I hosted a board game night and invited her so she could meet some of my friends.
Over the course of our time together, we talked about plenty of our romantic and sexual preferences, but neither of us pressed for anything physical.