Hi Patti, I'm watching tonights episode and I loved it. It is amazing I see alot of myself in Eric. It was wonderful to see Eric date outside of his box. I realize now that I did the same thing as Eric as far as picking up strays. Too afraid of getting my heart broken. When you have had your guard up for so long you don't really realize that you don't have your heart open even though you want love. Wow I have taken some pointers from this wonderful episode. Great job Patti on the Gay gala even though I'm a straight female.