But it was bold (or wacky) on the host's part.
I'm the type of girl who seizes every occasion to celebrate something.
Physical distance keeps the potential emotional conflict at bay: You bite your tongue and by the time the next weekend rolls around your irritation has receded.
If the chemistry isn't there, there isn't much to do except perhaps give it one more try and see if something clicks.
Just as marriages move through stages, so too do dating relationships.
By mapping out the stages you can know what to expect and anticipate the challenges ahead.
But my preference is, do what you want, behave according to your instincts, and I'll make a decision based on that information.