Sure, fishingdude, lots of people will think it's "strange" that you've put things in this priority, or that you're not trying to handle more of them (those things on your checklist) at one time, but what can you do about that?
By the way, the trouble with "starting" a relationship is not just with girls and girlfriends for me, but also with friends in general. It's obviously more difficult when you're attracted to a person, but I'm still nervous about how to make friends of either gender, and usually stick with the course of least action and "exposure".
And actually, something that ArbiterDewey and I discussed on another thread was that another way we could "deal" with this is by not investing so much "emotional energy" into a relationship. Meaning, just go out on dates, see what happens, and if something good happens, then that's great. If it builds into a good relationship, that's fine, but there's no need to force it.
In other words, set your expectations to zero. Not your standards, your expectations. This is probably not "healthy", but it is a way to "deal" with it. Some may also say that it's not really possible to get rid of most expectations...and that may be true. Anyway, there are other options besides this one.