We meet before seeing each other.
We talk before speaking a word.
We keep it casual, lest we look desperate.
We get desperate, signaling the end.
We value communication, but mind what we say.
To call is too forward, best not try it too soon.
Can’t text too often; don’t text too seldom.
Experience matters, but don’t shame aloud.
We complain about all the rules, but we judge if they’re not followed.
We lose interest and blame the other, before blaming ourselves.
We complain some more, lamenting our follies.
We go repeat the steps, knowing it will be different every time.