In order to join, potential users are screened and selected based on their education and professional history. Bradford became interested in online dating after becoming single following the end of a five-year relationship. She had no control over who could view her profile, including potential business connections, bosses and coworkers. She also felt like she had no idea who the people she was being matched with were.
Feature: Close Relationships - Session 6 - He Said, She Said, We Said
Assumptions[ edit ] Social penetration theory is based on four basic assumptions. For instance, on a first date, people tend to present their outer images only, talking about hobbies. As the relational development progresses, wider and more controversial topics such as political views are included in the conversations. Second, interpersonal relationships develop in a generally systematic and predictable manner.
Impact listening or reading When the Sender's intent equals the Receiver's impact, we say communication has succeeded. In the second vignette opening this lesson, Michelle feels hurt when Doug talks about her diet in front of friends. Doug didn't intend to hurt Michelle, but that's the impact Michelle felt because of how she heard his remark and the context in which she heard it. In the case of the first vignette, Perry's intent to get closer did not anticipate the statement's impact "he's trying to get too close" on Meg, so communication failed. The Sender's message is distorted.
Far more often than not, them not wanting to date you isn't because you're their friend but because they're just not interested in you because you don't meet criteria X,Y, or Z. Of course, many of us tend to think we're perfect and all and instead of realizing the real reason they don't want to date us, we blame it on being friends and go on some anti-female friends crusade. Don't count on it. Some women might say crap like the quotes in the OP, but that's to protect their guy friends' feelings; it's not the real reason that they're denying you.