Well, I wouldn't say I have accepted that it is a 'non-starter'. Nor am I heavily investing myself in the outcome that I want. However, I do think there is some interest on her part and that perhaps I am more than just the regular customer guy that she likes to talk with. You see, I was in there today having coffee and got to talking to her briefly. Mentioned it is my Dad's birthday tomorrow etc and she asked me to let him know that she said happy birthday. Which may seem a general nicety, but in my opinion it is really sweet of her. I mentioned what I had got him, and that we were going to play golf etc etc. The other part of the conversation, and as I have said before this seems to come up each time we talk is that she asked when I would be in at the cafe next. I said most likely on Thursday, and she went through and said that she would be working, and let me know her days of work for the rest of the week and that she was off over the weekend. I said I would be sure to come in on Thursday then to which she replied "Great. I look forward to it". Now, to the rest of you playing along at home, that might seem like nothing. A nicety again, but I put some weight into that comment alone. To me I take that as she is looking forward to, and is happy to see me, and perhaps glad to know I will be in on that day, which in of itself is showing some interest.