I’m a kind of shy girl, and I have just a little bit of social anxiety. Because of my fears of meeting new people, I’ve fallen into the pattern of dating my close guy friends. But after years of doing the same thing, I’ve realized that dating your friends is never a good idea. So, this Valentine’s Day, I let my best girl friend set me up on a blind date with one of her friends. Normally, this isn’t the type of thing that I would agree to, but I obviously needed a change of pace. When we got to the restaurant, it was obvious that the restaurant wasn’t using their air conditioner. If they were using the A/C, it sure didn’t feel like it. If anything, it felt like the heater was running. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem. But I have a tendency to sweat when I get nervous, and this new experience in a heated building seemed like it was going to leave me in a puddle of bad date. So, I kindly asked the waitress to turn down up the air conditioning. I was afraid that my date would be grossed out by my sweating and leave. The next few minutes for me were pure terror. I was waiting anxiously for the air conditioning to kick in, and trying to pay attention to my very attractive date. When the A/C did finally come through the air vents, it was sweet relief for me. But I think I was so distracted by my own air conditioning anxieties, that my date didn’t have a very good time. I’m not sure if there will be a second date.