I was trying to go out on a date with a girl in college and every time I suggested that we do something, she had a conflict. She swore over and over that she wasn't avoiding me and wanted to go out, she just had a busy schedule with work and a full social calendar. At some point I realized that it didn't matter anymore whether she was avoiding the date or really had a conflict. If our schedules were so impossibly opposite, then there's no way a relationship would work anyway. Disaster avoided.