December 2, 2006:
"Yes I'd love to," accompanied by phone numbers and what seems to be a flavor of enthusiasm which is not only genuine but downright bashful.
Then: the calls go unreturned, the dates go unfulfilled, and the rationalizations seem forced and pointless.
Strange dance, but, I think, not uncommon. When people are not genuine in their responses to one another, the dance has its own logic.