Dating and networking
Social networking can allow you to see a prospective romantic partner's friends and family, and how they interact together.
If you like what you see, nothing prevents you from asking someone out on a date through Facebook.
Of course, people join an online dating site because they desire to date.
According to Match.com, 120,000 couples a year marry after meeting at an online dating site.
This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites (see Comparison of online dating websites).
For defunct social networking websites, see List of defunct social networking websites.
Speed networking is like speed dating for professionals.The speed networking model is often employed at events for college alumni groups, chamber of commerce groups, professional organizations, and at business events and college or corporate orientations, to foster relationship development among participants.A variety of methods can be used to structure interaction, with a common thread being the rotation of participants so that each person gets the opportunity to interact with every other person attending the event.It evolved from the speed dating model of meeting a lot of people in a short amount of time.Speed networking is a structured process for facilitating introductions and conversation between people who don't know each other.
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