The trick to not screwing things up with Alan is to think of him like a buddy. The whole point in these early stages is to just have fun. I should be thinking nothing of him as a partner in hard times and only think of him as a partner in fun.
I have a blast with my pilots. I can think of him as a pilot, one who I get to make out with. I sure hope there is chemistry that way...I would hate to have another fiasco like that. Oh well, if there isn't chemistry I always have my neighbor ;)