They met in between — at the Dublin BART — got sushi, and hit it off. He said he is never bored and always free of the feeling he needs to “fix himself” to be accepted and loved.
They went to a thrift store, took in a movie, had dinner, did some walking around, and then headed to the California Academy of Sciences — and talked until midnight. She said she finds it refreshing to discover a soul mate with life goals similar to her own. Carolyn said Nira took “all kinds of public transportation” to purchase the perfect rubies-diamonds-white gold ring, red carnations, and boba milk tea — “my favorite Taiwanese drink,” she exclaimed — before traveling to Stockton.
“I guess it went well, because she ended up saying yes,” he said. She opened a brick-and-mortar store in Berkeley in 2018 and as sales boomed there and online, the physical shop needed room to grow.
You think, maybe it’s just not possible for gay men to have long-term relationships.
There must be some truth to the old joke: “What does a gay man bring on a second date? ” You would be ready to throw in the towel, if it weren’t for your best friend who met someone and is now in a happy relationship for the past 2 years—or that middle-aged couple who live in your building and who just celebrated 25 years together with a trip to Paris.
You keep coming up empty-handed, stymied in your efforts, no matter what you try.
All of this talk of legalized marriage just seems to make things worse, adding pressure from friends, family, and even yourself.