Dan is going on a date.
Dan is going on a blind date with Donna.
Donna and Dan have a mutual friend in Dave. Dave has described Donna as being "arty" and "free-spirited."
Dan likes the sound of that.
Dan likes to think that he and Donna will be kindred spirits. He envisions running his fingers through Donna's hair, spending entire nights just looking deeply into her eyes.
Dan will always be himself with Donna. He won't put on airs, trying to be something he's not.
Dan took a great deal of time deciding on his clothes for this date with Donna. He had to wear something that showed who he was as a person. Something that showcased his inner being. The essence of Dan.
He put on his favorite macrame vest. Dan got in his Dodge Dart and drove to Donna's apartment, his stomach doing flips in anticipation.
He arrived at the Harmony Grove apartment complex. He walked up the stairs to Apt 3G.
Dan knocked on Donna's door.
But before the door opened Dan turned and ran down the stairs. He slid into the Dart and peeled out of the parking lot.
For you see, Dan was afraid of rejection. What if Donna didn't appreciate Dan's true self? What if she had laughed when she opened the door?
But oh, if only Dan has stuck around!
I have the feeling this relationship could have worked out.