We all know I’m an emotional guy and my love life gets me down from time to time. There are some things that set it off more easily than others.
Weddings are a good example and this weekend I was at the wedding of two of my dearest friends out at their country property (now also available for weddings or weekend escapes).
I was sharing a glamping tent on a nearby property with a friend and people were joking “What if one of you picks up?” My response was that my friend is Australia’s most closeted man and I know pretty much every single gay man going. Apparently not. My closeted friend (only out to a handful of friends) ended up with the phone number of, and sharing a dance with the one single local in the area.
Obviously I have no problem with my mate meeting someone. I think that’s fantastic. He is a fantastic person and I’d love to see him happy with someone. My problem is my completely shit love life. How can I go to a wedding full of gay men, or any event and still not meet anyone new, let alone anything more? Most gay men seem to either be single and enjoying slutty freedom, happy in a relationship or happily being slutty in an open relationship. Why do I feel like I’m the only one that barely gets laid nor has any romance?
It’s times like this that I get very frustrated because so many people say “you might meet someone at the wedding” and the world feels like it constantly tells you that happiness isn’t possible without a partner but then all those same people who ask if you’re dating at every given opportunity, turn around and say “it’ll happen when you stop looking.” Honey, pick a side.
On the upside, I got to watch two amazing friends have their absolute dream wedding and I got to dance and laugh the night away with a bunch of really great people.