Presented here is a comprehensive generic model, based on a wide review of other models.
Note that it focuses on growth of the relationship and does not include subsequent breakdown stages.
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.
With the motivation to meet, the next (and sometimes difficult) step is figuring out how to get to meet them.
Interaction is functional with a clear and simple request/response structure.
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.
This says 'I trust you' and encourages a reciprocal exposure of vulnerabilities.
Coming together is seldom a single movement and often appears as a dance with one approaching, the other retreating then moving back in and so forth.
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.