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.
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.
If you date a co-worker or someone who you know from church, from a social group, etc., when the relationship ends, there is a possibility that things will be very tense at your workplace, church, etc. . . . but dating someone you already know gives you a higher probability of compatibility, since you already some things about them and there will be maybe 3-4 fewer surprises about their character/personality.
When you know a person it is better to relate with them. This allows you to talk to them , to know them , to understand them or even to touch or feel them. You know what they like and dislike , how they behave , what they wear. Sometimes you know what makes them happy. You may know what are their hobbies and passions. There are more advantages when you know the person at least a little. i love the ones whom I know as compared to a stranger.
I started dating my wife and i didn't know her at all.. I met her at a shinedown concert. It was sheer chance that i met her. Our tickets were right next to each other. We were talking and well it lead to dating and eventually to marriage. Honestly i prefer it like that.
Honestly at this point in my life, if an attractive young woman with similar interests, hobbies, worldview and a personality to match were to accept a date or more with me, i would not care if we knew each other long or not.
Either or. I just want me a black girl
With those options I guess someone I know would be better
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I would rather date someone I already know, unless he was a co-worker. Because if we broke up, I would have to see him everyday. And things would get weird between us. Plus, I don't like the idea of going to a blind date.