A while back I was out with a friend who told me, “People will tell you all about themselves on the first date, so you should really listen to what they say” or words to that effect. Now, I don’t consider myself a strike counter. Meaning, I’m not building a case file against a woman all night, I’m just looking to have a reasonably good time. As I mentioned elsewhere, I like meeting new people and if they like to talk all night then we’ve already got one hobby in common. 🙂 The next lady I dated actually came with a warning label. She quite literally told me all of her “flaws” up front and they were pretty significant. The Robot from Lost In Space would’ve been flailing his arms around wildly and saying, “DANGER,
WILL ROBINSON!”

Was I listening, oh yes. Did I think I could handle it, sure, I can handle anything and if she’s telling me about it, how bad could it be?
We share a hobby and that made for some terrifically cool outings… then we had a major falling out due to previously mentioned issues, ahem, and… it wasn’t the end of the world anyway. So, although the writing was on the wall I was able to temporarily cheer up someone who was going through a pretty tough time and we’re still friends so… that’s a win-win in my book.
Besides, by what right could I ask for a second chance when I really needed it if I wasn’t willing to give it to someone else?

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