Going through life without ever noticing any other people is unrealistic, yet there seem to be some of them who remain far in the background. They may be shy and quiet, or they could be someone not in a person's focus at work. Discovering a potential date could be an old childhood neighbour who has finally grown up, or that person might be someone who was a younger sibling of a good friend. All of these are possibilities for many singles, and sometimes the timing is just right for them to get to really know each other.
Singles today tend to be very focused when they are at work, so noticing a person they see only in department meetings or who walks past their cubicle occasionally is fairly ordinary. The discovery of their potential as a date might come if the two get stuck in an elevator, or they might be assigned to work together temporarily. Going out to a new eatery for lunch could find that almost familiar person willing to share a table, or they could be introduced as a member of the group when socialising at the company picnic.
Meeting someone new for a relationship is often a hit or miss proposition, and luck can have a hand in it. For those seriously looking for someone outside of their usual circle, taking the time to notice the family members of friends is another way to find someone. Compatibility may still be an issue, but at least they will know someone in common. That is what will help break the ice, and a relationship that could become a long term commitment is a distinct possibility.
Friends and relatives are often eager to help the single members of their group find someone, yet it could be a difficult path if all the dates turn out to go nowhere. Noticing people at work or when meeting friends for a drink could offer just as much potential for the single person, and it could lead to a lasting relationship.