Hey folks, Mister Gold reporting in for assistance!
In the past, I have had a habit of being infatuated with very attractive gals who I thought I got along well with and had things in common with them, only to eventually realize that there wasn't much in common between us that really mattered. Some friends have told me before that I aim out of my league, which in the past has been a fair enough criticism, though I don't think I'm too bad looking myself.
I hadn't really been looking for a girlfriend lately, considering I just started college and all, though I had made a few friends of the opposite sex here since my arrival.
But a week ago, I was at the first meeting of the college students' Film Makers club and while I was there, I ran into this really attractive girl who was there too. We didn't get to talk for too long, but I was really impressed with her knowledge of various different movies and was really impressed that she was a fan of MST3K/Rifftrax (I hadn't really run into any other fans besides myself in person before). Afterwards, I cooled down my thoughts and not really think much of anything relating to her (aside from the fact that I knew we were both going to go see a school screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel later that week). Also I have her to thank for being the final push in my searching out and finally watching A Clockwork Orange for the first time (she loves that movie).
After all, I knew she was attractive, but I've learned a little bit from my past crushes. I want to be in a relationship with someone who challenges me and makes life interesting and what-not. Someone with an actual legitimate personality to them that coincides with my own and be someone who I could grow tremendously from even I only ended up just being friends with them.
So I went to see TGBH the other night (btw, it's one helluva movie) and sure enough, she arrived too! I'd hoped to sit next to her, but another girl that seemed to be casual friends with the small group of friends and acquaintances that we were with ended sitting right between the two of us. Still, we spoke a lot before and after the movie and I was only more impressed with her personality. This lady is downright hysterical!
Me: By any chance, are you a fan of reading?
Her: *deadpan/sarcastic* No, I'm completely illiterate.
Me: ... *slightly nervous*
Her: *breaks out laughing* No, I'm kidding! I'm actually aiming to be a Creative Writing major!
Now, the preceding dialogue might not seem to be very funny, but it was one of those you-had-to-be-there-to-see-it moments. I can't stop thinking about it and it cracks me up whenever I do. Like I said, we ended up talking a fair bit more even after the movie had ended and took a nice walk across campus (albeit with the other members of our party) to try and see if there was any food joint that was open nearby.
Which brings us to last night... we'd both planned to go to a screening of the original Night of the Living Dead that was being done by the same film group that was responsible for our meeting. I'd arrived a little early, just so that I'd know that I was at the right place. She had said before that she'd probably be a bit late, but she ended up texting me early asking where the meeting was and showed up well-before the screening started too.
As it turned out, she was fighting a rather nasty cold, but it didn't really bother me. We talked some more about films, shows and books and she continued to impress me. For example, this girl? Her favorite vampire movies are Let the Right One In and F.W. Murnau's classic Nosferatu. And she brought up MST3K/Rifftrax again too, which was awesome. We ended up sitting next to one another on the floor, watching the movie.
As luck/fate/karma/whatever you call it would have it, I woke up this morning and realized that I had caught that cold she'd had last night too. More than a little gross and unfortunate, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to take that as a good sign or a bad one. It's never happened to me before, much like how much she's completely blown me away by her personality and personal interests.
So, DTF, I turn to you all and ask for your sagely advice and guidance. What should I do next?