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Old 10-27-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
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Need Some Advice...

I think I may have dug myself into a hole here, and I need some advice.


For various reasons, I got stuck taking CS100 this year, a class designed for people who have never used a computer beyond simple web browsing and email. The class is taught by an ignorant twit who couldn't instruct someone on the proper installation of a light bulb.

So one day, I decide to have some fun. During one lecture on the history of technology, I asked her about 64-bit computing and ipv6. She stammered and stuttered and eventually managed to blurt out an ovbious evasion to the question. From that point on, I earned the title of "All Wise Computer Guru" and have been offering help to various students from time to time.

We have a major "comprehensive exam" coming up in the end of November, and I realized this is a golden opportunity to make some extra cash. So I start making a few discreet inquiries concerning interest in holding a review session for $5.

One of the women in said class (who I've helped with homework off and on) was very interested in the proposition and told me to let her know ASAP when plans were concrete.

Did I forget to say she's a total knockout, and a sweetheart to boot?

The Problem:

I don't want to get stuck being an Intellectual Whore, and I think I may have done just that. I want to see her socially and outside of anything academic, yet I believe that my Guru status may have endangered this.

The Solution:

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Old 10-27-2003, 01:43 AM   #2
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try being yourself and telling the truth
Old 10-27-2003, 02:38 AM   #3
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Now Salparadise has spoiled all the fun , by immediately giving the right answer , depriving the rest of us of joshing KFH around a little.

But serious : Like Sp said is the only way it's ever gonna work out for real.
Avoid being blunt though ; If anything , woman need to be approached with diplomacy , even when staying honest.
There's nothing , coming even remotely close to something as a "golden Rule" for that , though :
ALL woman are different (well....Duh!) , but also ONE woman is different all the time.

I'm 37 , in my second marriage and have had my (more than) fair share of fun with the "Better Gender" and the above is all I can say with certainty about them. For the rest they're still an enigma.

Oh yeah : They've got boobs...
Old 10-27-2003, 02:54 AM   #4
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i'm sorry

the women i know (wifey included)
go all bored looking and glazed eyes when i mention computers
and especially linux

two things really

don't lie (women HATE that)

the saying "faint heart never won fair lady" is painfully true

"but soft, what light through yonder window shines?
it is Tux, and linux is the sun"
Old 10-27-2003, 03:52 AM   #5
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Jack up the price
Old 10-27-2003, 07:58 AM   #6
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You might want to find out if she has an boyfriend/husband.
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If you're both single, tell her the truth, and say that you'd like to see her. But also tell her that you'll still help her with this stuff even if she says no!
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The 'student/teacher' thing might be playing right into her fantasy. I say just go with the flow and see what happens.
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Why not allow the teaching to continue and afterwards ask her out? If you try it during the sessions (so to speak) and she says 'no' then it will be all awkward.

And besides, you may get to know her and find out that you don't fancy her....
Old 10-27-2003, 06:35 PM   #10
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Don't charge her with the $5. And don't try to impress her Just teach her... and then ask her out :P


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