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I was on a gay men's bowling league in Northampton, MA, and I had seen this really good-looking guy with dark blonde hair and green eyes a couple of times before. Naturally, I was interested in meeting him, but I had just had my heart broken by a guy I was dating out there a few months earlier and I was not ready to get back into the dating game. Also, the gay male community in Northampton is pretty tight-knit and (to a certain degree) incestuous, so I figured that he was either in a relationship already, or he was just another one of those guys who had already slept with every guy on the team. So I just resigned myself to just admiring him from afar.... and I did for the next six months.
Well, one evening in April 2006, another guy on the team came up to me when I was waiting for my turn to bowl and told me that his friend Todd though I was really cute. I rolled my eyes and said, "Oh that's nice." The guy says to me, " He wants to ask you for your number, but I think he kinda needs you to make the first move." I thought to myself, "Man, what a wimp! Why doesn't he just come over and say hello?" But instead of saying that out loud, I asked the guy to show me which one was Todd. He pointed, and I looked... and sure enough it was the guy with the dark blonde hair and the green eyes whom I had been admiring from afar! "He
is too shy to ask me for my phone number?" I thought as my jaw hung open in surprise. Well, I bowled my frame, waked over to Todd's lane, sat down and struck up a conversation. Phone numbers were exchanged later that evening, and we had a drink at the Brewery after the game.
We've been together ever since.