I have a long-standing policy that I don't date girls that I home teach. On the surface, it's because I don't want a failed attempt at a relationship make them feel like they can't call their home teachers. But I've been wondering lately if in reality it's just an excuse for me to limit my dating pool as much as possible, preferably to the point of not being able to date anybody at all.
There's a formal dance at the institute this Saturday, so yesterday I asked L if she'd like to go. She's a real sweet girl - cute, smart, friendly. She said that her sister's going to be in town and asked if she could give me an answer after she talked to her sister about it. I really want to take it at face value (family in town), but I do worry that she's too nice to be able to say no if she just didn't want to go with me. She asked for a rain check, so I'll give it a couple weeks and see what happens.
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