"When's your first date?"
"She's really busy this week, and then I'm going home for Christmas, so it might not be until January."
"That's a long time from now."
"I know, but I already waited this long."
"Wei-chao had a good analogy for this. Think about when you're hungry. If you wait three hours, you don't feel hungry any more."
"Or you go find a snack."