Then you're in a shitty relationship. I've been with the same woman for closing in on a year now (few months away,) and I'm still as excited to see her or go out with her as I was 6, 7, or 8 months ago.
Absolutely painless when I had one a couple of years ago. New root canals really shouldn't hurt from what I've read. Years back with old techniques and tools they were worse.
It was a pain in the ass to have my mouth open for 45 minutes straight or whatever it was, but there was literally no pain. The day I had mine all I took was some aspirins at like 1 PM and none the rest of the day, was at the gym working out that night.
Never seen Rushmore, but I fucking despise Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic. FUCKING DESPISE THEM. It's some manner of faux-artsy horseshit that tries to say something in a flowery way and NEVER FUCKING SUCCEEDS. It makes me angry just thinking about them. Based on the other two, I can only assume I'd hate Rushmore as well, unless it's completely different.
I love all kinds of non-mainstream movies, rarely ever watch any Hollywood dreck, but JFC do I hate Wes Anderson based on those two movies.
I've been in a relationship almost a year now. I'll tell you how the flow of it started.
Our very first date, we already knew each other for a couple of months, we were to go to a show and then have dinner afterwards. The show was not cheap...I paid a combined ~$225 for the tickets for both with tax and everything. It was also an hour drive, which I also drove us to.
We planned this like three weeks in advance. She insisted from the getgo she wanted to pay for her ticket. Afterwards she insisted numerous more times, and still wanted to pay for hers the day of the show.
Naturally, since I was really into her, and I wanted to show her that, I told her no, it was my treat. So we saw the show, it was nice, then we went to dinner, to a pretty nice place on the water, and the bill ended up being probably around $100 to $125 by my estimation, but she grabbed the bill and paid for it even though I told her I was going to.
So I thought that was a pretty nice give and take...I was fine with her paying for the meal...in subsequent dates she paid for many meals and activities, and the first weekend trip we went on together she completely organized and paid for the bed & breakfast we went to, which was not a cheap place.
Nowadays since we've been together for quite some time, we typically pay based on whoever picks the restaurant, no hard and fast rules, but she pays plenty.
Like it or don't, it's de rigueur for the man to pony up for the first date. This isn't just some American concept, either. If you find someone decent you're really interested in, you have to put some work in and hope it pays off in kind.
Pickpockets are the WORST in Italy and Rome in particular. Me and everyone else I know who has been to multiple places in Europe all say Italy is the worst for thieves, at every level, even hotel room theft.
It's easy to not get ripped off if you know ahead of time (wear pants with zipper pockets inside, money belts, tucked in waistband wallets, etc.)
But it won't stop those fucking urchins from trying...if you have a backpack, sometimes you'll be walking along and when you get to your destination, you'll sit down and notice every zipper that isn't locked on your backpack will be open.
You know what the common denominator is in all of these super dorks, and it's been mentioned before...they all have soft, feminine features by and large. Testosterone deficiency in all of them. I remember nerds back in school being the same way.
Honestly I wouldn't date a woman who ate well done steak. Being compatible with little things like that are more important than you think.
One of the bonds and commonalities I share with my girlfriend is the fact we like the same kinds of foods and often end up ordering the same thing. She's from a family who used to cook for important social events and is a great cook herself, which anyone would find an attractive trait...anyone who eats well done steak is a moron with childlike tastes in food.