I've thought about what I've just written up above and I want to add this. I've learned how to bail when courtship situations get too difficult for me. I figure the reason that such situations present difficulties that I can't get around or through or anywhere else has to do with the unavailability of the person. In every situation I can think of off the top of my head, it took more courage to let go than to hang on. And, in every situation I can think of off the top of my head, letting go of the love interest proved the right thing to do. So, for me, the skill I've learned these past several years, the skill of just getting the hell out, serves me better than just about any higher level skill I can think of regarding my relationship with women.
I'm putting anyone I should meet in the foreseeable future on notice; my skills at just up and quitting a situation are for their own good as well as mine. There's some women in my world I like, and I need not feel intimidated by the situations or dilemmas they may present, because I've really learned how to let go of difficult situations and women should it come to that. There's women I like and would like to get to know better, and knowing that I have the ability to let them go makes me feel better, and it helps me like them better.