Apparently, I'm the smartest, prettiest woman he's ever seen.
That sort of freaked me out. I've heard that before, many times. But never when I was in a place to say "I think you are cute. And not stupid." Well, that's not true. I've heard that before, but never when both of us are in the right place.
Since I am just finding my right place (again) I lectured on subject 3(A) - A woman does not need a man to feel smart and pretty.
The lecture I gave is about how an woman's identity is not tied up in who she's with. I can't begin to say about how strongly I feel about this - If I have learned anything over the last 10 years, it's that I only need me (and my girly pals, can't do anything without them).
Can I "break up" with a fellow before we even get started? Well, yes. Or, I can spend the 20 minutes explaining that I have had a long life of romantic "entanglements", if that's a word, and can we just eat the over-cooked steak that you requested and enjoy the evening?
Maybe my dating "break" should be permanent. Boys are stupid. Even if they are cute and only a little bit dense.
P.S. This is not the fellow who said that he loved me. I still haven't decided what to do about that. I think, right now, doing all the silly things I am doing, that it's nice that somebody loves me. Whether he does anything about it (or not, and I know he won't), it's just nice to know that I had an impact on someone. Isn't that what it's all about?