There are three kinds of dates.
1. I am immediately attracted to a guy. These are few and far between and purely a physical attraction. Definite HO potential with these though. As such, it's probably for the best that they are very few and very far between. ;-)
2. I am immediately not attracted to a guy. It may be physically but more often than not it's something more ellusive, maybe mannerisms or personality that kills the deal. These are more of a ho ho ho potential, as in laugh it off and try your best to have a good time.
3. Then there's the guy where it's a wait and see. There's not an instant attraction but the personality has the potential to override the lack of aesthetics to make him attractive. A good portion of guys fall into this category. However, sometimes they never get past the wait and see stage. These are HOpefuls.
Darren is a number three. He's nice, not bad looking, physically fit, successful, and super intelligent. Super intelligent is new for me. I usually gravitate toward the dumb jock kind of guy. ;-) But, there's just something that's not there. So, we'll wait and see.
Thanks for all your advice and well wishes. You guys make me feel so supported. It's a great feeling and I hope that I am, or can, or will reciprocate.