Rory Gilmore is an overachieving perfectionist with movie-star looks, but the dating game doesn't come naturally to her. While high-school Rory could handle chemistry class without blinking an eye, the science of love took a little longer for her to get the hang of. (Exhibit A: Her first date with Dean, during which she temporarily lost her ability to use words. Luckily, Lorelai was nearby to distract him with a tour of the Gilmore house.) Eventually, she learned to own her adorkable clumsiness.
2. Don't string your boyfriend along when you're crushing on somebody else.