Fifteen seconds & the perfect date
Back in my agency days, I used to tell the girls that, once we open up that door and see a man, we have fifteen seconds to figure out who he is, who he wants us to be, and what he wants from us. The best girls, I said, figure out what he doesn't know he wants.
We played two-dimensional women, then. To two-dimensional men. Rarely did we break outside that mold, especially in the context of an hour.
These days, we become real to each other.
This is the ideal way our relationship will progress: You'll come to me with your vision of the perfect dates, and you'll take me on them. But as I get to know you, expect me to start taking the lead.
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