philosophyon-line dating#2

I have been on Match.com for 6 months now. Being a “quant” (person who likes playing with numbers) I decided to look at my dance card.

248 = number of emails sent out
129 = number of individuals in that group
107 = number of emails received
40 = number of individuals in that group
6 = number of meets scheduled
3 = number of meets that occurred
1 = number of second (or more) meets that occurred

Why those 3 meets did not occur.
1. I went to the meeting site, she never showed up. She apologized, but said she forgot. We met later, but she said she only did it because she felt guilty.
2. I was 1/2 hour late to the meeting site and she was no longer there. I had been in a meeting I just couldn’t get out of.
3. I was 1/2 hour late to the meeting site and she was no longer there. This was an attempt at LDR and lots went wrong on the drive; forest fire, car wreck, much construction.

My bad for #2/#3. However, we had failed to exchange phone numbers and I could not inform them I was running late. #2 was gracious following my apology and didn’t want to see me again. #3 was not gracious and didn’t want to see me again.

So, what conclusions can we draw from my experience?

History#7

For Ell, as usual, a 4:06 poem;

To rebel, must you be young or old?
Objecting to that which you are told.
Is your need to be right,
An entertaining sight?
Or does it hinge around what is sold?

Else wise, must you follow the mighty?
Worrying to be labeled flighty.
Is your need to be right,
An entertaining sight?
Or does it keep your world tidy?

I believe I mentioned that this was a LDR (long distance relationship). Up to this point that “relationship” consisted of email, text and phone calls, lots of them.
Tomorrow we are going to meet. I drove close to her place so that we could meet for breakfast. I texted the following goodnight:

As the distance shrinks, anticipation.
As the full moon sinks, participation.