“Hi, my name is Ellen! Do you come here often?”, Ellen beamed to the woman she fancied (and for the record: that was before she started seeing Nicole).
“oh, really?! Ellen? – My dog is also called Ellen!”, replied the woman happily.
Needless to say that Ellen didn’t pursue that further and I don’t think that she would have been overly keen on pursuing this further even if she didn’t have this fanatic dislike of everything canines.
(In case any of you wondered: this flirtation or showing interest did not take place in the UK as it is by British standards certainly a bit too straight forward)