As I deplane with my carry-on (packing for a first blind date weekend in another city is a different article) and exit the revolving doors that dump me out onto the arrivals curb, I am beyond nervous.
But before I have time to soil myself, a car pulls up.
Sure, long distance isn't ideal, but in my head, I'm thinking, To keep things on equal footing, we agree to meet in Austin, Texas, where neither of us lives.
When I tell my friends I've bought my plane ticket, they are a mix of "You go, girl" and "You should not go, girl; you'll get I'm about to let a strange man from the Internet pick me up at the airport, and I am Completely Vulnerable.
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