Someone you already know doesn't just mean a person you've known a long time, but someone you may have consistent contact with. A co-worker, friend of a friend, etc. You may not know a lot about them but enough to know you want to get to know them better and would go on a date with them, possibly even like them.
For someone you don't know well that could mean a person who is virtually a stranger, a blind date, someone you see sometimes but don't really talk to, etc.
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Most Helpful Guy
Definitely someone I already know. The only girl I've dated I knew for several months and usually talked to her a couple times a week and we hung out a few times as just friends before we started dating. We apparently had both been crushing on each other for a while but neither of us admitted our feelings for quite a while. However getting to know each other gradually made the comfort level rise and made it much easier to eventually transition into a romantic relationship.
I will say though, the downside to getting to know the person as a friend or acquaintance before dating is that if the relationship doesn't work out you not only lose your gf/bf, but you likely can't go back to being just friends and the person is most likely out of your life for good.1
Most Helpful Girl
Someone I don't know that well because I can't think of anyone I know really well who I would be compatible with in that sense.0