I’d like to remark that Greg is right on the money with his observations - as for the shift not helping - yes, it may not help get that soulmate or get that sense of validation - but, without giving too much away, that post is really not intended to do either of those per se right now - I know darn well I should approach her and say “I find you amazingly attractive and would love to get to know you better as a person” - and unless I have reason to believe that she wouldn’t be receptive to such a thing, I intend to do that eventually - at a time/place that seems more appropriate - in a context whereby “as friends” we can get to know each other better - and, giving away a hint as to her identity - after the end of the semester hecticness is over.
I can’t tell you all exactly what I am trying to do with that post just yet. It might ruin the anticipation of the next installment. Not to mention certain other considerations. But in any event, please don’t read too much into any of this (that’s my job - to read too much into things).