Hey Londoner, good to hear from you. The board has grown a bit stale lately indeed. It seems that multiple people have had different reasons to become less active, at the same time. Too bad man, conquering this fear is the important step. Dancing means kissing pretty much every time. What would have happened if you tried to kiss her? Would she scold you? Unlikely because a kiss is basically a compliment. And if she did anyway, you need to learn to brush it off. She will not hurt you. [/quote]She said that she had to leave as she felt a bit overwhelmed (her accident involved an injury to her head and she couldn't handle loud sounds and images).[/quote] I think she left because the kiss didn't happen, maybe she felt awkward afterwards. This was probably her reasoning in hindsight, to avoid hurting you. So by denying her the kiss, the dynamic between you two probably grew strange. Because both can feel something like a kiss or sex may happen, yet it didn't happen. This confused her, because the man must make the step so she probably wondered what was wrong with her. So she got hesitant to meet you again, but gave it another try at the museum. I'm not sure how the atmosphere was but it seemed like a similar situation, she started to feel awkward and wanted to leave. From the big picture I think you made progress. She gave you multiple chances and you set the right mood with the music and dancing. I think you know what to do, it's just that fear.