We have become so close as friends we have adopted each other as forgotten sisters!
I mentioned my predicament to Jessica, and she excitedly revealed that her good friend had just moved to the city I was visiting.
By not overtly expecting sex, commitment, or even compatibility upfront, and instead focusing on just creating a series of fun, memorable experiences, we had implicitly set the precedent for a approach to dating.
This friendship-first approach has fundamentally changed my understanding of dating and relationships.
Your motives (wanting a friendship) are different from the other people on the site, and this is bound to cause a clash of some sort.
While many online dating sites encourage you to log on regardless if you're looking for "love or friendship," the reality is that those sites are still focused on , regardless if the people involved want something serious or more casual.