9 phases of dating
More information is often needed to motivate a desire for contact.
This may be done by first-hand research, where the person actively looks for information by the other party.
Relationship Development Stages Before meeting | Getting to know you | Getting close | Stabilizing | Making commitments | So what?
From the information gained so far, the possibilities for the nature of an ongoing relationship should be clear, whether it is one of friendship, convenience, exchange or romance.
There is also information exchange which helps with the next stage of deciding where to take the relationship.
A typical question to help this is 'What do you do?
This may be through friends who will enquire if the other person is interested (and help them through this phase).
In sales, cold calling is a difficult and often unrewarding activity and other methods of prospecting may also be used to connect with possible customers.