Approach sponsorship like dating

You know how it is in dating right?  You see an attractive person, you want to get to know them better and you get the nerve up to go and speak.  Or you may be fortunate enough to have a friend who knows a person that is looking for a date.  Either way it goes, you both find a way to get to know each other and to see if you're compatible.  Its the same way with sponsorship.