We’re gonna start right off the bat with ~love~ or whatever 16 year old me thought love was.
I guess I figured love was being able to picture yourself getting married to that person, having kids with that person, getting old with that person, etc etc.
But, as life tends to go, our “relationship” or whatever you might call it, ended along with the semester and (I’d like to think) we’re still friends. One last thing, it turns out not everyone comes out the second they get to college and not all gay people are openly gay in the way you might hope.
And here I am, still a wildly emotional gay boy who thinks too much, so who knows if I’ve learned anything from my trials and tribulations.
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I quickly found out that when roughly 13% of a population of students identifies as non-heterosexual and a little more than half of those people identify as male, you dwindle down the pool of available men.
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So we revelled in the teenage dream that is high school romance and I was like And then MIT happened (not getting admitted into MIT, that happened during boyfriend #1, but actually physically going to MIT).
He ended up going to a school closer to home, I ended up flying to Boston and going to the good ol’ institvte, and I told myself However, what people don’t tell you, is that sometimes, dating is hard.