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    Can the spark appear after a certain time or do you feel like it has to be there from the beginning?
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    Sparks happen in the beginning for me.
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    Whenever I've liked someone, I've always felt the spark from the start and then it either grows or fades depending on how things go. I suppose you could feel a spark after a certain time with someone, I've just never personally experienced it.
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    Definitely in the beginning


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    Nah, it's not surprising that most people who claim this so called 'spark' is the defining factor have been in failed relationships.The spark thing is just a superficial idea, but let me really explain what it is. Its an initial interest in someone. When you first meet someone, you have no idea who that person really is or how compatible you will be with them. You have no real feelings for them because you don't know them, you are only capable of having a strong 'interest' in getting to know them at this point. This initial interest is just based on things like attractiveness, percieved personality etc. People mistakenly think this idea of a 'spark' is what forms a relationship or keeps it alive or makes people love each other but thats not true. That's why its called a 'spark', it's meant to be short and fleeting. Its just an initial interest that may cause you to pursue a person in the first place. Think of it like starting your car, when you first turn on the ignition. Its a short one-off event to get you started, and then it's things like how compatible you are and how you love each other, companionship etc that determines if the person is 'the one'. sparks can definitely occur with someone you've been friends with or known for a long time. You might suddenly begin to see them differently as you learn more about them and feel like you want to get to know this person in a new light.That's why i think the best relationships are built on friendship/companionship. In my opinion a successful relationship = love + companionship. I dated someone for a long time. I really loved this person but discovered the hard way that there really was no companionship. When we took away the 'love' and intimacy aspect, we discovered we weren't truly friends. we didnt have a lot in common, we didn't have much to talk about if it wasn't related to being a couple. we just weren't really 'companions'. we couldnt just go out on adventures together and talk as friends and interact as companions. We were together 3 years. it sucked, but i realised the relationship would never work so I ended. When you meet and love someone who's also true friend/companion, it's the best feeling in the world.

    Everyone is different. If you're the kind of person who's soley interested in casual dating (and that's perfectly valid) then those inititial superficial sparks can be enough for you because the relationship (if you can call it that) isn't meant to last. but if you're who's looking to find 'the one', focus more on finding a companion.
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    The spark is basically sexual tension between two people
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    (Original post by phunky_fresh)
    Can the spark appear after a certain time or do you feel like it has to be there from the beginning?
    Its most normal at the beginning. Maybe give it x dates to see if you can see any potential.
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    Nah, it's not surprising that most people who claim this so called 'spark' is the defining factor have been in failed relationships.The spark thing is just a superficial idea, but let me really explain what it is. Its an initial interest in someone. When you first meet someone, you have no idea who that person really is or how compatible you will be with them. You have no real feelings for them because you don't know them, you are only capable of having a strong 'interest' in getting to know them at this point. This initial interest is just based on things like attractiveness, percieved personality etc. People mistakenly think this idea of a 'spark' is what forms a relationship or keeps it alive or makes people love each other but thats not true. That's why its called a 'spark', it's meant to be short and fleeting. Its just an initial interest that may cause you to pursue a person in the first place. Think of it like starting your car, when you first turn on the ignition. Its a short one-off event to get you started, and then it's things like how compatible you are and how you love each other, companionship etc that determines if the person is 'the one'. sparks can definitely occur with someone you've been friends with or known for a long time. You might suddenly begin to see them differently as you learn more about them and feel like you want to get to know this person in a new light.That's why i think the best relationships are built on friendship/companionship. In my opinion a successful relationship = love + companionship. I dated someone for a long time. I really loved this person but discovered the hard way that there really was no companionship. When we took away the 'love' and intimacy aspect, we discovered we weren't truly friends. we didnt have a lot in common, we didn't have much to talk about if it wasn't related to being a couple. we just weren't really 'companions'. we couldnt just go out on adventures together and talk as friends and interact as companions. We were together 3 years. it sucked, but i realised the relationship would never work so I ended. When you meet and love someone who's also true friend/companion, it's the best feeling in the world.

    Everyone is different. If you're the kind of person who's soley interested in casual dating (and that's perfectly valid) then those inititial superficial sparks can be enough for you because the relationship (if you can call it that) isn't meant to last. but if you're who's looking to find 'the one', focus more on finding a companion.
    I love this anon!!!! Wish i could rep you, but you didn't wanna reveal yourself
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    (Original post by Pinkberry_y)
    The spark is basically sexual tension between two people
    What made you come to those conclusion?

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    Its most normal at the beginning. Maybe give it x dates to see if you can see any potential.
    Thanks. I think it is slowly appearing but not 100% certain
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    (Original post by phunky_fresh)
    What made you come to those conclusion?



    Thanks. I think it is slowly appearing but not 100% certain
    If they are good company, its a fun date and you havent seen any worrying traits you dont like, then keep it going. Are they interesting, making an effort and have some of the characteristics you like. If the prospect of another date is positive see how it goes. If its starting to make you fall asleep or you start ti think youd rather be doing other things, then maybe not. Some people can be slow starters or nervous. Tryust your gut instinct and dont try to make it soemthing it isnt. More you do it the more experienced you get in gauging people. Id say you should know after 3-4 dates as many people would keep it down to as low as two.
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    (Original post by phunky_fresh)
    I love this anon!!!! Wish i could rep you, but you didn't wanna reveal yourself
    Glad to be of assistance I hadn't meant to post on anon, think i must have ticked the box accidentally.
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    Glad to be of assistance I hadn't meant to post on anon, think i must have ticked the box accidentally.
    That was deep
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    "Sparks" aren't at all necessary. Sparks occur out of neediness.
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    I'm definitely feeling something sparky :cute:
 
 
 
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