I am not usually comfortable in a bar by myself, but I had been in San Francisco for a week and the apartment I sublet had no chairs in it, just a bed and a couch. One Tuesday I had lentil soup for supper standing up at the kitchen counter. The bar had red fake leather booths, Christmas lights and a female bartender. At the other end, around the corner from where I sat, a bespectacled man my age watched the game. The couch had a woollen blanket woven in a Navajo-inspired pattern, exemplary of a trend in San Francisco that a friend of mine calls ‘White People Gone Wild’. I had fiddled with the knobs and the gas, but couldn’t figure out how to ignite it.
After I finished, I moved to the couch in the empty living room and sat under the flat overhead light refreshing feeds on my laptop. As the only man and the only woman alone at the bar, we looked at each other. He handed me his mobile and pointed to a Facebook post. When I moved in, the receipt for the blanket was on the mantelpiece. At night the room had the temperature and pallor of a corpse. I returned to my mobile and opened OK Cupid, the free internet dating service. ‘Tattoos are a big part of my friends’ and family’s life,’ he wrote.
Bookmarking means you fully understand and accept the conditions here.
(c) 2016, a Gay Men - Free gay dating, stories, webcam chat and complete gay social network.
Our Customer Service opening hours are: Mon to Fri - 9am to 7pm Saturday – 9.30am to 4pm If you can't find the answer you're looking for, you can call us on: UK - 03 Republic of Ireland - 1800 827 750 International - 004415 63 557381 UK: Calls are charged at between 3p and 9p per minute from landlines.
We’d suggest checking international dialling rates with your phone / network provider.
If you are under 18 years of age or if it is illegal to view adult material in your community, please leave now. We are not acting in any way to send you this information; you are choosing to receive it!
If You proceed further you accept full responsibility for your actions.
If it’s because you feel guilty, then all you’re doing is leading them on.
And if it’s because you think you have a chance of getting back together then you’re just setting yourself up for more hurt.