Would be interested in hearing from the ladies about what I can say or do to engage you in casual / informal conversation about your own encounters of "teachable moments" in the dating world. I recently invited a woman out and we had dinner at a buffet style eatery, and then went dancing. I noticed my date did not seem to be in the moment, but rather sullen and aloof. I asked if she was okay and she told me she thought it was very insensitive of me to invite her to eat at a buffet restaurant. I was totally surprised... I did not see that coming. I apologized to her saying I meant nor intended any harm. My teachable moment occurred shortly afterward, I thought next time I'll let her pick the restaurant, however, I fear I may have turned her off completely as she no longer return my calls. I know I must do a better job of channeling my inner "Al Greene" because I am tired of being alone.