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January 10, 2006 10:24 PM Subscribe
How do I initially greet a potential lover after a several-month separation?
posted by Netzapper to Human Relations (51 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Over the summer, I went on several dates with a young woman whom I find rather attractive. Physically, and on several other metrics. Due probably to my inability to make up my fucking mind, nothing physical ever occured during those four dates--no, not so much as a kiss.
Then, she went to London for a semester. During that semester, we had a several-month multi-page-email exchange and talked extensively via AIM. There was more than a little sexual (word) play exchanged.
She's coming back to school in a few days. We already have a date set. We're getting Indian food (we both adore it). I'm not terribly concerned about that evening;
I have my lecherous schemes already designed. I just don't know how to initially greet her.
What is the most appropriate way to initially greet her, given the (AFAICT) mutual attraction and the lack of a physical history? As romantic as it sounds in my deluded little male mind, I don't think that running up and kissing her hard is the right answer.
I'm leaning toward the long, tight hug. "I missed you. I enjoy your presence."