My most favorite line I have heard on the dating trail is when people say that they want to meet someone they don't know because no one they do know could possibly be a match. Sometimes there really isn't anyone one knows who could be a match, but sometimes there is. Why not be willing to take a risk with someone one knows already? Maybe they could really be a possibility. It could work out and it could not work out , but I do not think that the probability of it not working out is any higher than if one had not known of them for awhile. Maybe the person you have been searching for has been around all along, but you did not notice them because you already knew them.