You: Hey Jared — I saw you watching Molly at the event yesterday. You like her?
Jared: Oh man, she’s gorgeous. And I think she’s nice — I’ve heard her talking after group a few times and I like the way she is. She’s funny, but she knows how to get serious. I think she’s sincere.
You: Wow, you know a lot about her. Spend much time together?
Jared: Are you kidding? I’ve never even talked to her. I just know I’d mumble or say something really stupid. Probably open my mouth and there’d be breakfast on my teeth.
You: So . . . you’re not planning anything? Not even saying hi?
Jared: No way. She’s out of my league.
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You: Hey Molly — how’d the event go yesterday?
Molly: It was great!
You: Meet anyone new?
Molly: Oh yeah. There were some kids here from another church. We talked for a while.
You: You know Jared?
Molly: I know who he is.
You: But you’re not friends?
Molly: No, he doesn’t know I exist.
You: You don’t think so?
Molly: I know so. He’s never talked to me. Doesn’t even look at me.
You: Would you like him if he did?
Molly: Did what?
You: You know — talked to you, paid attention to you.
Molly: I don’t see why not. He seems nice. I’ve heard him ask questions in group and I think he’s smart. But like I said, he doesn’t know I exist.
You: . . .