The end was the beginning.

To tell the love story of me and this wonderful man, I have to start with how my wife suddenly wanted a divorce. Well, suddenly to me I guess. We had been in couple’s therapy, but after 8.5 years I figured it was just a tough year. Really they were all tough years, but I was committed to figuring it out. But, here I was, being raged out of my home, begging on my knees, crying… but there was no hope.

I got an apartment, waking up in the middle of the night and early morning thinking, what happened? What the hell happened? How am I in an apartment? But I started to adjust. I followed the advice and stayed busy. About 5 weeks into this, I started getting curious about sleeping with a guy again. I’d had a boyfriend in college, but our sex life was always a bit weird. I don’t know… maybe we just weren’t that attracted to each other or something. I had started dating women at 21, and although I identified as bisexual, I had dated only 2 women in 16 years.

My curiosity got the best of me, and I started researching hook up culture, straight people, and men. It turned out to be ridiculously easy to get men interested in sleeping with me. Haha, I was rather naive about straight men. I considered my shortness and rather average looks and wasn’t sure a man would even be interested in me. Lesbian standards tend to be rather different in terms of what is attractive, and being somewhat more feminine, I was actually sometimes only attractive to women into that type of thing.

So, I settled on Tinder. Yeah. And I was boldly pronouncing a No Strings Attached relationship. After a 5 year, 6 year, and 9 year relationship, I suppose I wanted to have a my near mid-life crisis and go a little wild. And I did. I slept with a couple of duds, but it was enough for me to keep trying. There was a guy dressed up as a gangster in a fake old timey photo that said he was “looking for his partner in crime”. I thought it was funny and swiped. He asked me on a date. I accepted. I had no idea that it would lead to me meeting the love of my life…

More later.

Signing off,

HQ

One thought on “The end was the beginning.”

  1. Thank you for your comment. I can’t wait to read more of your story.

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