It's an ongoing debate — whether it's better to date a complete stranger or someone you already know. I prefer to date someone I've never met before but who I can make a connection with — knowing people in common just makes me feel more protected. Each option has its ups and downs, but I happen to think dating outside your circle of friends is more exciting; you can start from scratch without having preconceived notions about each other. Of course dating a man you know is easier, it could turn out to be even harder in the long run if things don't work out. No one way is better so tell me, which do you prefer?