For Jenna (and no, you didn't piss me off. It all comes down to reading the person. Clearly, P. and I were very intense, even after a short period). Here is his reply (with the understanding, of course, that now I can never tell him about this blog):
"I'm still not clear what it is you want. Do you wish for us to continue dating and see where it leads, or to just allow it to drift away? As to what I want....
I do want all those things you mentioned in your e-mail. I'm being open and honest about that part. Time will tell, on that - isn't that what dating is all about? I vastly enjoy our time together - what little we have to share during the week. I have been looking forward to the weekend and finding activities we both enjoy. I'm always open to trying new things!
As to feeling like "the worst woman in the world" - I can only say 'follow your heart'. I hold no grudges, and am not angry. I understand that you're confused and cautious, which is why I had no problem in going home. YOU should always feel comfortable in your own home, and should always feel comfortable in asking someone to go home. I will always support that.
I see potential here. Sure, there are differences. There always are. It's just a simple matter of 'are they THAT big and/or important' ? The question I was leading up to last night, when you got frustrated and irritated was: With the music in the car: we sometimes focus on one type, but shouldn't we be able to find music we BOTH enjoy? I'm almost POSITIVE that in the wide ranges of music we both enjoy, that they cross over in certain areas, and we could find a great deal of music we both love, and can 'crank it up' while in the car (long roadtrips? Sounds fun!)
So far, I see only a lovely and wonderful woman that I enjoy talking to and spending time with. I do have certain connections to you already on several levels.
I like you, and I'd like to give this a chance and see where it goes.
The only question is: Do you?
Let me know? - P"
He's right. That is what dating is all about. We hung out last night and shared a bad movie over chips and salsa. Things seemed easier between us, especially after I told him that we needed to slow down and not commit our lives to each other within the first week.
We'll see. I'm with MNS: the Enya thing still freaks me out.