But from my experience, this is one of the most common scenarios.
He’d never assume that you won’t be able to get over that puddle of water without his help.
Of course, this gives a generalized picture, and I’ve heard of people meeting each other in other ways (Hannes and I have a different story, I’ll tell you some other time).
It’s not as easy as going up to someone and offer them a drink or ask them to dance.
Many people see this as too forward and will get defensive if they are approached in this way.
Many people regard those who only hang out in the bar as suspicious*. If you catch somebody’s eye, and the two of you look at each other for more than a second, then you’re good to start dancing with each other (at this point, you don’t even have to ask about the dance, you both know it’s coming).
From the moment the two of you start dancing, the rules aren’t as strict as before.
One of the most common places to find a partner is at a nightclub (or a mutual friend’s party), which may seem pretty obvious.
However, the way to meet someone there is more subtle.
If you would have asked someone you know to go out for drinks, that would have been very difficult to say that it’s not a date, which is why goes well, you’ll likely start texting each other a couple of times a day.