Disclaimer: Certain details, names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent…and the guilty.
So I decided to meet a guy for a drink the other night at a bar. I met him on a dating website. At first he suggested his apartment for wine, and I was like “Uh no Craig’s List killer!”
It comes out that he has a girlfriend but that things are “open” with him seeing other people. We’re chatting and he seems cool and all, and we even discover that he knows a girl that I used to work with that I know quite well.
“How do you know C.?” I ask.
“Maybe I know your girlfriend too then.” I say. I know lots of people in weird circles considering my different jobs over the years.
“Nah…you probably don’t.”
“What’s her name?”
“Did she do a play about six years ago about the White House in the east village?”
He looks shocked. I know his girlfriend. We did a play together. He and I met after the play, and we all went to do karaoke. He remembers the song I sang, and I remember the logo that was on the t-shirt she was wearing even though it was such a long time ago.
Needless to say the conversation took an awkward but funny turn. I finished my drink and left the bar, in a bit of a daze and a bit frustrated. Is it normal for guys in New York City to have multiple girlfriends and open relationships? Maybe it is considering my recent ex.
Why is my life so weird?