If you're not interested, delete the e-mail with about the same level of remorse you'd feel from dumping jellyfish overboard. You don't want to discover how you react to just one person. Pizza's great, but if you never tried anything else, you'd never know how supper hamburgers and hot dogs and tacos and chop suey are.
The idea of a soulmate is a romantic but essentially flawed concept. Knowledge of our differences can make the commitment twice as sweet, if we can respect the differences that will emerge along the way.
An intimate relationship is not destined, it is constructed over time.
Here are a variety of movie quotes about dating and romance.
Hurry not a woman's favor; neither forcer her hastily to surrender to thee.
For she goeth into love as she goeth into the waters at the seashore; first a hand and then a lip goeth she in by littles.
She diveth not, she leapeth not from the pier; but by gentle shocks and cries of protest she entereth slowly; yet when the waters of love encompass her, then she is supported.
She swimmeth in her joy; she floateth on the tide of happiness.
Everybody knows the pressure of a first date: Searching for that perfect outfit. Dissecting each detail when it's over to check for mistakes.
Dating can make even the most confident person lose his cool.
Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.
Dating is not a great way to "really get to know someone." Why?