Originally Posted by Nepenthe Just got back from a first date with a girl waaay out my league. She was beautiful, talented, accomplished she’s a professional flutist who has traveled the world , wise, kind, funny, graceful, fun to talk to, and did I mention extraordinarily cute? She’s used to handsome guys who’ve been all over the world, who are vegans or vegetarians, and who have masters or doctorates in science or music. We went to the museum’s “adult night” — the theme this time was “the science of love. I did a reasonable job of being myself. But when I get in the car, alone, THAT’s when the real me, the confident, flamboyant, creative, funny me comes right out. But it wouldn’t have mattered with this girl anyway, she’s just way out of my league. Needless to say, there won’t be a second date. My question is, is going on these dates with a “9” when you’re a “5” on your best day good or bad? You never know what could happen but usually you do, and it’s “nothing” 2.
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