As I left his apartment to catch a bus back to Montreal, I started to fish in my bag for the keys he'd given me, and he stopped me. Things were going well, but I had a sinking feeling that they couldn't stay that way forever. Long distance is too hard."I'd gotten so invested so fast, in a way that I'd never done before in my life. If we'd dated for longer, we probably would have fought, drifted apart, and thought of each other with a warm haze every now and then.
He hated not only talking about feelings, but also having them and prided himself on remaining aloof and distant from everyone...especially his girlfriends. Since we split at the height of our honeymoon period, we drowned each other with unhealthy behavior: late-night mournful sexting, joke tweets, the occasional prolonged email exchange.
When asked, he admitted that this was, in fact, he. I had no idea who this guy was or where he lived, but his words seduced me.
The next few days became a frenzy of emailing, hitting the refresh button over and over again. A bunch of negotiation followed, and when we eventually found ourselves in the same place, it seemed perfect.
Big on Tinder instead of bumping into him in the street?
She doesn't have time to play games, but she also don't want to settle for the next random dude that swipes right. This intervention isn't a totally terrible idea — but Rae is still forced to swim through the murky waters of online dating.
It was the most comfortable thing I'd ever experienced. I was just out of a serious long-term relationship, and he hadn't dated anyone in four years; neither of us were looking for anything serious.
While she's never cold or rude to her dates, she's definitely not a pushover and she doesn't let anyone treat her badly. You'll laugh out loud as you follow Rae on her adventures through online dating.
The entire time Rae is going out on these dates, she's fantasizing about Nick.
He claimed to have built a wall around his heart, and I wanted some time to recuperate.
Instead, what we got was the sort of serious emotion that punches you in the chest until the wall falls down.
Sometime over the summer, I became obsessed with websites devoted to making fun of online dating.