ay you meet a handsome stranger one night in the corner of a dark bar.
He’s visiting from somewhere else, but something clicks and all of a sudden it’s on.
She’s noted that a lot of people use this fact as an entree to ask pointed questions and make snap judgements about what her relationship must be like — something that my friends who are dating people that live in the same city don’t have to deal with. These intrusions on something that is nobody’s business but hers are irksome, but the fascination with how a situation that seems like a relic of our undergrad years is very real.
From what she’s told me, it all sounds pretty appealing.
For starters, we were 20 years old, that tricky age where every decision is both extremely important and completely irrelevant.In the dark ages before texting and sexting and the ease of constant communication afforded to us by our personal devices, I spent a lot of time on the phone and on Instant Messenger, smoothing over hurt feelings or picking fights.As in so many situations at this age, immaturity won out over reason.Now I’m in my early 30’s and single, but most of my friends are in relationships — a natural occurrence the older you get.
One of my best friends is in a long-distance relationship with someone who lives in another country.
As people’s lives become busier and as careers take off, your priorities shift.