The Advantages of Dating a Stranger

A century or two ago, a woman couldn't get a date without her Daddy's approval.

Today, we don't wait on the veranda hoping for a gentleman caller to ride up on a white horse (or a black one). A woman can meet a guy anywhere and make her self acquainted without formal introductions. Thank goodness relationship choices or potential marriage material isn't limited to a distant family members or friends of the family. Unless you live in a third world country, you have the freedom to date anyone, including a complete stranger.

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As a matter of fact, there are some great advantages to dating a stranger, or someone outside your immediate circle of friends.

First, it's not likely he's dated one of your close friends. (And yes, that's happened to me.) When you date outside your circle of friends, you can start a romance without picturing your guy with your best friend.

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Another plus for dating outside your circle of friends? You can keep the two separate at least for a little while. After a romantic weekend away, who doesn't want to dish the dirt with your friends, without him present? And if your relationship does end, he's not tied to you forever via mutual friends. That's a double plus!

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Dating outside your circle can save more than one relationship. Breakups affect the entire group. Rather than jeopardize one relationship, a messy break up can affect all of them. By dating a stranger, you can save the friendships that mean the most to you. That doesn't mean you won't have to integrate him in eventually but you can decide when you are comfortable doing that.

So what do you think? Is it better to date a stranger, that's someone outside your group or should you stick to people you know?