I spoke to her in the way I speak to many people, to enjoy the attention and not expect it to lead anywhere.
She laughed at everything I said, but it meant nothing.
This made her insecure; she feared being stupid to the point of terror.
She was very kind, very nice, and although she was very intelligent, I found that there was something missing. She lacked the same cynicism, skepticism, and curiosity.
Steve does not appear again until the Season 9 episode "The One With The Blind Dates", where Phoebe deliberately sets Rachel up on a bad blind date with him in hopes that she will get back together with Ross.
On the date, Steve reveals that he lost his restaurant to drugs and now sells silk screens t-shirts.
While Kathy’s looks made her cute, her interest in science made her hot. She was the inverse of Christine: confident in her intelligence, but unsure of her looks and social skills. The confidence I had gained from dating Christine had altered my personality. It took no summoning of courage to ask Kathy out—the confidence was already there.
And, as every socially awkward male knows, the only thing more attractive than a hot girl is a hot girl who has no idea she’s hot. About a month after I had broken up with Christine, I was in the study lounge with Kathy, and I told her that there was something I wanted to talk to her about. Eventually, when I kissed her, I had no worries that she would give me her cheek or pull her head away.
After the winter break, while Christine and I were in the middle of making out and reuniting, she began to cry. There’s no such thing as innocence in those situations. Only now do I realize that this incident may have been her way of testing how I felt about her. I actually told her that I was dating Kathy, but she already knew—Kathy had told her much earlier on. Christine gave us her blessing, and started dating other men as well. Maybe her guilt over cheating on me mollified any anger she might have (quite reasonably) felt toward us.
She had to tell me something, and I already had an idea what it was. They would get drunk with her and even smoke weed with her, but it was all in good fun. Over the break, Christine had cheated on me with one of the police officers, and to make it worse, they had had sex in the back seat of his police cruiser. If I truly loved her, I would have been much more upset. She had gotten her answer.♦◊♦It was only about a month later when Christine told me that she loved me, and I was put in the awkward position of not being able to reciprocate. Whatever it was, I had nimbly skipped my way through the minefield of dating two friends.
Steve acts like a fool, attempting to eat taco shells from Monica's cupboard and spilling gummy bears into a bowl and then tells Monica to call 911.
Eventually, he tries to eat a kitchen magnet and Monica is forced to take him to the emergency room, where she leaves him.
All the rooms had their own bathrooms, and most were singles, though there were a few rooms with roommates.