Upon further reflection I think another important point to make here with respect to avoiding disappointment, and I’m sure my main man Stripe will back me up, is this:
Don’t ‘marry’ your choice before you get there.
Some dudes walk in with this iron clad idea that they are going to party with X girl and it’s going to go X way and they’ve never even spoken to her in person. You might sit down with a girl and realize you have no chemistry…or realize that she may not be down for what you are looking for. If you get those warning signs, don’t go full-bore ahead just because this was the plan from the onset. Know enough to put on the breaks and re-assess where you are going.
PS – Blithe, you’re hot.