but I would argue adamantly that is the most time-efficient tool for any form of dating. I've had at least 40 dates since I moved to my new city and close to half of them have (unsolicited) said by our second drink something along the lines of "wow - this is so different from my other dates." Knowing where they're going (I'm cool and "normal", their other dates are IP guys or accountants with zero social skills/confidence) I will either prompt them further or downplay it and change the subject to something that I'd talk about on a "normal" date.
These longer witty emails were for my targets who were 26-30 with grad degrees, literataey references, etc.
My bad for not updating - I honestly thought this thread was dormant for good though.
I really love the healthier Thai dishes with tons of vegetables and spices.
My best meal is probably broiling a filet and making some spaghetti and marinara to go along as a side dish.
I intend for this to be a "living thread" that I'll add to as needed.