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the story of an invisible girl
Gay Boyfriend
A few years ago, when I was going through a particularly difficult time, I composed a personal ad. I never actually placed it, but this is an approximation of what it said:

Grace Seeks Will
Recently heart-broken straight female seeks gay male for cuddling, movie-watching, backrubbing, cooking, shopping, dancing, fashion advice, more cuddling, and commiserating about boys

I realized that I wasn't ready to date, didn't even want to date really, but that I missed being touched. I was lonely...but really all I wanted was somebody who would cuddle up with me on the couch and watch movies. I didn't need a boyfriend, I realized one day while watching Will and Grace. I needed a gay best friend. Perhaps a next-door neighbor, or even a roommate.

Of course fachless, my opera-singing girlfriend, has told me time and time again that they are not all they are cracked up to be. I suppose that she is right; television rarely matches up with reality. Still, it was a great idea in my head.

I never found my gay best friend, and instead I jumped into the wacky world of Internet Dating. This had its own adventures and wonderful rewards, and I have no regrets... but every now and then I remember my imaginary gay roommate and all the fun we had together. So I was quite pleased today to discover that I am not the only one who has come up with such ideas!
(warning: the link is hilarious but beware if you have perfect pitch!)
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prader From: prader Date: December 31st, 2003 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh... dear.
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 1st, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry...I did try to warn you!
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 1st, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
No not really, at least not quite as well for all the items listed. For me, there is just something very satisfying about cuddling up with a guy, being held, and cuddling with a girl just isn't the same.
thatdog From: thatdog Date: December 31st, 2003 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cuddle buddies are great! :) Too bad all of mine have moved away...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 1st, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes they are! aww....sadness.
lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: January 1st, 2004 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm not gay, but now I wish I'd given you a much bigger hug as you left the party tonight. Perhaps sometime soon... ;)

Oh, and Happy New Year!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 1st, 2004 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds good to me! Happy new year to you too.... it was cool meeting you last night.
lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: January 6th, 2004 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)

**Swoops in all debonaire-like**

Want to catch a movie one of these nights? Kill Bill is showing at the Magic Bag Wednesday evening. Blood, guts, violence, revenge, and all sorts of other romantic stuff. ;) What'd'ya say?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 6th, 2004 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: **Swoops in all debonaire-like**

Possibly...I like the Magic Bag and I haven't seen Kill Bill yet. Officially I have speedskating practice on wednesdays, but I'm not sure if I'll go or not.... Email me at renniekins@livejournal.com.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: January 6th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)


There is a lot to be said for sitting on the couch closely with a friend of the opposite sex.

Of course this is not good for getting much work done.

Somehow I do not think this works for straight males and lesbians.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 6th, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Niches

Ha! You're probably right about the lesbians!
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