Chance encounters...

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    Jul 21, 2007 10:37 PM GMT
    As a grad student, I live in the suburbs of New York City where the heteros, God love 'em, reign supreme. There is 1 mediocre gay bar/club that is less than half an hour drive. Given that most of my time is not spent "in the scene" per se, I often wonder how likely it is to meet a nice guy not in a bar, online, etc.

    So I ask you this, what is the most unconventional encounter you have had that has led to something (other than strictly a hookup)?
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    Jul 25, 2007 12:22 AM GMT
    when i was studying fashion two years ago this guy in my class and i started talking on the bus one day and found out we knew someone in common when he went to a brothel and the girl he went with was a friend of mine i haven't seen in a while. she said a friend of hers was doing fashion and described me and it was me.

    the same guy was friends with another guy in different class and i never spoke to him the whole time i was studying. when i met my ex-boyfriend it turned out he's best friends with the guy i never spoke to. we're still friends too but i look back and sometimes wonder if i spoke to him would i have met my ex a year before i did.

    the brothel girl's boyfriend was also a friend of my exes friend.

    brisbane is a major city but it's always 6 degrees of separation here. i haven't met anyone that didn't know someone i've met before.
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    Jul 25, 2007 1:29 AM GMT
    Does being stopped next to someone at two consecutive traffic lights and having him follow you home - then date you for 3 months count? ;)

    And how about flying cross-country to work with a trainer because United just happened to have a super-cheap rate that weekend and he offered to put you up and 9 months later you were living together on the opposite coast and it's lasted 8 years (and counting)?

    You just don't know where "he" will be or what he will look like or will be doing when you meet him.

    One guy I know walked into an auditorium during a play rehearsal and a tech guy was up on a ladder fixing a light - he said to a friend - "I'm going to marry that one..." - that was 20 years ago, and they're still together.

    The trick, I think, isn't meeting "him" - it's recogizing him when you do.

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    Jul 28, 2007 8:20 PM GMT
    An air conditioning repairman took a jump over the heterosexual fence with me one time last year...