My advise would not to be too hasty David, unless you have a bottomless pit of money.
There is nothing wrong with continuing to liaise with Sheng for as long as you like.
While "punting" can be exiting and fun, it also has its downsides too. One of the them is that its very addictive, which means as i have already stated, this can turn out to be a very expensive hobby indeed.
So therefore do not rush into this game, the longer you take the better, talk about it as much as you like David.
If however you do decide to take the plunge, TT is the ideal choice in my view, but remember that this lady is by no means par for the course. Heed the advise of the likes of Mansell and the other guys, don't allow yourself to fall into the same traps as some of us.
So take your time, and should decide never to participate, then that's ok