Here’s how a recent email conversation on my online dating site went down:
Dude: Your smile could launch a thousand ships…
Me: Thank you for the compliment. [Remark on dude’s profile]
Dude: [Responds to remark on profile], I’m curious about you…
Me: [Cute comment] [Insinuation that he should ask me out], what are you curious about?
And yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s how The Fade is done. Where does it come from? Why does it happen? Only dudes know.