Top Notch Flirting
- Carl: Hey Phillip, how are you doing?
- Phillip: I'm fine and you?
- Carl: Oh I think you are as fine as wine but I asked how you were doing silly.
I used to work at a math and reading center for little kids, around elementary age, and they were always curious about my life outside of the center. What my classes were like, if I had any roommates, how difficulty was my homework. A big curiosity was if I was dating anyone and what they were like. Every new batch of kids would ask so eventually I crafted prepared responses. The conversations then went something like this…
KIDS: Do you have a girlfriend?
ME: I do
KIDS: (all excited) ooohhhh, what’s her name?!
ME: Chemistry and we have the best carbon dates.
And so for the longest time the kids there believed I was dating someone named Chemistry while the other co-workers would just role their eyes.
I went to a Unitarian church for an event celebrating the 10-year anniversary of marriage equality in Massachusetts. The same couple that got married at the church ten years ago was renewing their vows.
Richard: Does size matter?
Andres: Of course. If you have a big heart and large smile, I’m already melting.
Hermann Hesse (via theunquotables)
Too true. Point one finger, there are really pointing three back at you.
It was off a recommendation that I made a profile on one of those ubiquitous gay dating apps. Some days later I got into a conversation with another guy, we’ll call him Adam, and we decided to meet for brunch at a nearby diner. Laughs were shared and the food was delicious.
We went for a walk talking and talking, eventually sitting by a bench. Both us continued the conversation easily and enjoyed watching the people go by. Eventually we lost track of time that he got a call from his family. They were wondering where Adam was as he was currently absent from a family member’s birthday party. Since Adam didn’t want to leave me hanging he invited me, on our first date, to meet his family.
And I agreed. And that was the crazy story of how I met a guy’s parents and family on a first date.