Dear Dr. Date, Her…

Dear Dr. Date,
Here is the situation: At the beginning of the semester, I met this girl in one of my classes. Not just any girl; the kind of girl guys dream about. She has everything I have ever wanted in a woman. She is totally beautiful, really smart and has a great sense of humor. So you are probably wondering what the problem is, right?
Well, she is originally from out of state. She transferred here from another school down south this year. She has been really homesick, and she is seriously thinking about moving back home after this semester. I really wanted to ask her out, but now I don’t know if I still should. I don’t know what I will do if she moves, because I really like her. If she decides to move, should I tell her how I feel or just move on??
— Unsure

The time to act is now, my friend. Life, that cheeky trickster, will present you with many awkward predicaments for the rest of your years. As you become older, wiser and woefully more in tune with who you are, little ironies like this will come upon you with alarming frequency and magnitude. This current situation is just a warm-up, and you should treat it that way.
The other day, as I rode past a lone cow with a full udder, I ruminated on what it would be like to be a farmer. Although I like the idea of milking a cow, I don’t think I would like to do it every day. I then wondered what happens to the cow if you don’t milk it. My farmer friend informed me that if a cow is not milked, it goes “dry” and stops producing milk. I think this is a good way to view life’s opportunities. If you don’t milk them, they go away.
You have a great mooing opportunity in front of you. Next time you find the two of you in a comfortable, happy situation, tell her, “It’s too bad you’re thinking about moving back home.” She’ll ask, “Why?” And with the confident, warm hands of a farmer, you’ll grab the udder of opportunity and say, “Because I think it’d be a blast if we went out on a date.”
You have little to lose by being honest and bold. Regrets will stick in your mind like slivers you can’t get out, and you don’t want to live the rest of your life regretting the fact that you never told her how you feel. The mistake I hear in your words is a need to plan your whole future out right now. Even if she does move home at the end of the semester, that still gives you time to have fun. Cast away your fears.