Relationship Development Stages Before meeting | Getting to know you | Getting close | Stabilizing | Making commitments | So what?Relationships developed through a number of stages.Presented here is a comprehensive generic model, based on a wide review of other models.
Knowing about them may happen in various ways, for example a man may see a woman in a bar or a sales person hears of a possible customer from a colleague.
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.
If there is a third person helping out, they may volunteer information, for example where a friend is 'match-making' or a company researches prospects for a salesperson.
With enough information, the motivation for a relationship begins.
This can range from a cautious interest to early strong desire, such as when a woman sees a man she does not know at a party and is immediately attracted to him.