At karaoke last night, there was a guy. Young and cute, several of the regulars and staff were showing him lots of attention, but he really seemed interested in me, even coming over and sitting next to me to talk for a while. When other guys hit on him, he pointed out his engagement ring (which was on the ‘wrong’ finger). I kind of got the feeling he was just saying he was engaged as a defense mechanism…like he was ready to be ‘out’ enough to be in a gay bar, and to pretend to be engaged to a guy, but not ready to have some stranger grind butt to crotch. Which I would totally understand. If J______ did what he did to A____ to me, even now, I’d blush and be flustered, much less how I would have reacted at his age.
At least that’s the impression I got.
I suppose the ‘adult’ response is to hope his love is sincere and long lasting. Or I could hope he was faking it, and ends up dating me some day. =p