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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Paranoia seems to plague me sometimes.

adriana is talking to me this morning. Part of me wants to ask her to be my GF, part of me is saying not to force the issue and just wait a while first.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can ask and see what she says. If no, then I would follow the 3 rejection rule. If yes, your problems really begin!

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, I asked. Waiting for her response...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Remember, no reaction either way.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I can't help but feel a tiny bit hurt if she says no though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you can name one good thing that can come out of feeling bad about it then do it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Nothing, but it cannot be helped. I suppose the more I get rejected the less it will hurt.

She has stopped responding, I guess she'll respond later this evening after she's given it an ounce of thought. I've got to leave for school in half an hour, hopefully she'll say something when I come back.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If she does fine, if not fine. What she does at this point is of minimal importance to you. Have a good day at school and forget about it till she responds.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

She replied...

"I don't know what to say to you. It's nothing I haven't said before. I can't dismiss how I feel; the reason I'm unhappy in a relationship is because it's not right for me to be with a guy. I'm sorry but I can't do it. Besides, I'm not single so it's not appropriate for me to consider. I'm sorry I don't know what to say."

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Tell her matter of factly that you already knew that but thought that you were required to say it. Tell her thanks for taking that responsibilty away. No asking again or for any why, you already know the reasons.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, I have said that.

Strangely it doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would. Sure I might be 0-13 or whatever the heck it is now, but it's not that bad...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can keep her as a friend if you like because you are not angry or even hurt by her refusal.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, I will keep her as a friend. At the moment the only one left is Katie...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Any positive results with her so far?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Not really. Absolutely no signs of attraction, at all.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is not good. Why do you feel she is a possibility then?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

She is a girl and she is talking to me.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is not quite enough. But why not try if you want to?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Because there are no other possibilities, I may as well try. I'm not really attracted to Katie I don't feel (although that might change over time, especially if I pretend to like her)... we'll see what happens.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Go ahead. It can not hurt to try.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I asked Katie if she's ever been in a relationship, just being curious (we were talking about parties). Just don't feel like spending the next month talking about a boring topic like tea or something... I haven't seen a side of her that is at all flirty of romantic.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is your choice. if you do not want to then don't. No reason to go after something just because it is there.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

She will have to do for now...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is fine. Useful to think that way.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Still talking to adriana as usual. But I think I have gained in this encounter;

-I've put my arm around a girl for the first time

-Had a girl sleep on my shoulder for the first time

-Been to someone's house for the first time in years

-Been to a girl's house

-Received multiple hugs from the same girl

-Have been told I was attractive by a girl

All good things.