I hope to God I leave no more than one comment. I suspect that won't be how this works out.
Holy shit. I'm really sorry.
Can I apologize on behalf of the patriarchy? Cause I'm sorry, and that sucks.
Just gonna leave it at that.
I hate baseball analogies. Also, I feel you. I hadn't conceptualized relationships in those terms in years. Physical tastes vary, and attraction fuses to weirder (more important?) qualities. Then I got the same advice, and I was like "leagues?" My best relationships have begun with shock that a lady so amazing wanted me, and with her expressing mirrored incredulity. "Why me?" is a wonderful phrase to think while hearing. And someday, you'll be there.
I figure, in things romantic, go for it. Just don't build a hypothetical, successful future, and then mourn its loss. In other words, you never know until you know, and knowledge shouldn't hurt.
Um, so I think this moved from a statement of sympathy to directly encouraging you to ask this woman out because it will build character.
"What would be the basis for the belief that women release special bonding hormones?"
That would be abstinence-only education. In other words, it's a lie.
They claim that Oxytocin, about which we understand little (other than a connection to sex), forms everlasting emotional bonds, (that's where they sneak in the lie) so you can never love anyone as purely as you love the first person you mash genitals with. (That's the insane conclusion based on the lie.)
Children learn this. I am restraining my rage.
You run out of coffee. It's fantastic.
I intend to make utterly foolish life decision mistakes this weekend. Wish me luck, and have a drunk to unforced errors.
That should read "have a drink" but I found the typo appropriate.
@beerd Whoa. That was weird. My grad school anxiety questions have been replaced by my political bloviating meant for downthread. I think this means I need to get off the internet.
Good luck with the application. Happy weekend, all.
@katiemcgillicuddy Seriously. Numbers! Either Mitt didn't respect math or he was really certain Republicans could suppress turnout.
Also, did anyone notice that Bill O'Reilly's "the white establishment is now a minority" speech was basically the plot of Birth of a Nation?
@beerd Sorry, ya'll. I just get so pessimistic during election season. It's when I let my inner conspiracy theorist out for fresh air.
"Why the hell aren't there more polling stations?" Because people VOTE at polling stations.
From 2004: "Officials in Knox County, Ohio, provided just two voting machines for [Kenyon College's] 1,300 voters....That same day in Columbus, voters in black neighborhoods waited as long as four hours, often in the rain."