Clearly you don't want to be left alone because you're asking about dating.
Do what everyone else does and meet someone online.
Unless you live in the mountains of bumfuck China, there's a restaurant or other activity going on in a 50 mile radius of where you live. That's where people go on dates, it doesn't require some arcane knowledge.
It shouldn't be humiliating at all, that's absurd. It might be awkward at first, yes, but that can go for any two people.
Personally I've only ever dated women I know from mutual friends or social activities so I've never had an awkward date per se, I already knew I was compatible with them and already familiar with them before we've even went out.
If you've never been on a date before now is the time to start, it's not going to be any less intimidating to you if you wait until you're 45 and ultra desperate or something. It's really not a big deal...find someone you're interested in, find something fun you both want to do for an hour or two, and go do it, be it food or some other activity.
Yes, she might not want to see you again, but that's all part of the game, go find another one.
The woman I'm currently dating (who, again, we already knew each other) spent the better part of a day, around 10 hours together on our first "date" earlier this year...completely fun, time flew past...and we've been going out ever since, and I'm never less excited to see her than I was when we first started. It's been totally organic and didn't require much thought or worry.
Er, yeah...maybe the first date or two. After you get into "dating" someone, if you're compatible with them, it should be fun and relaxing and something you look forward to. Do you think that's how it is even after you get to know someone? It's not.
Being friends with someone, sharing experiences, being able to care for someone and they for you, holding hands, kissing, having sex...someone to say hi to in the morning, at night, someone to tell you that they're thinking about you...I could go on and on.
Yes, it's fucking horrible.
Seriously, what's your question?
Of course it's worth it...and there's no reason you shouldn't be having sex too in a committed relationship. And yes, it's very worth it even if you're not having sex with her yet. It's all part of the fun.
I've posted pictures of about $15,000 worth of guns over the years. Not video game ones.
I'll say it again:
I wish Mitch still posted here, he probably knows more about guns than anyone else here ever has, and he didn't spend time making fucktarded arguments about them, because he knew what he was talking about.
Uh, less accuracy, yes, frequently, and in theory, but there are semiautos which have actually bested bolt action rifles in competition. For instance, modern M14s could walk circles around an Enfield rifle. Certainly, "the" most accurate rifles are often bolt action, but on a comparative basis this isn't always true.
As for velocity...huh? A .308 round coming out of 20" barrel has virtually the same velocity whether or not it's in a bolt action rifle or a semiautomatic one. You're giving a gas recoil system way too much credit for reducing power.
Look, I know you know a lot about history and what have you, but you're a prime example of someone who thinks you know best purely from what you read and zero practical experience.
You're putting a lot of theory into this that doesn't necessarily work in the real world, and you're making an assumption both people are absolute experts with the respective guns.
And good luck hitting someone a mile away with a Lee Enfield rifle. Theoretically possible, yes, in reality, it isn't happening. Good luck hitting someone a mile away with a much more capable gun unless you're really skilled with it, have a spotter, etc.