An Episode in Dating: The Big Question
“Okay Jarrod, Breathe out on three. One, two three.” Rip.
“Hisss! Oh the belly is always the hardest part” said Jarrod.
“Really? I would’ve thought the opposite” I said. I went with Jarrod to Polished in Georgetown for his normal waxing appointment to check it out and possibly sign up for an appointment. Jarrod loved the owner and had been going there for years, even before it was written up in Washingtonian Magazine.
“The belly is the most painful. Everything else is quite relaxing. So tell me, how’s Matt? Tyler and I had fun hanging out with you guys at the Christmas Market.”
“We had fun with you guys too. Tyler is hilarious by the way. You know I’m following him on Twitter now. He totally brightens my day. Things with Matt are good; still taking it as it comes. I was a little nervous after our talk but it hasn’t caused any problems between us. Actually, he’s been making more of an effort to express himself.”
“That’s good! Sounds like being direct with him about your feelings really worked out.”
“You know, he’s kind of changing my perspective on what caring and intimacy means in a relationship. I think sometimes we do focus too much on what is being said without acknowledging the thoughtfulness and importance of a person’s actions. It’s like, do you want the guy who promises to give you the moon and the stars but never shows, or do you go for the guy who is always there even though he doesn’t flatter you?”
“Well Kamal, I see what you mean but don’t get the two mixed up. I don’t want someone who is only flattering me but I also want to know that he enjoys my company and isn’t going through the motions for whatever reason. You were right in telling Matt what you needed to hear and I’m glad he woke up a bit and started coming out of his shell.” Jarrod turned over so the aesthetician could finish.
“Damn Gina!” I said to Jarrod, “I didn’t know you were packing a little junk in your trunk.”
“Thanks honey, but it’s just a little carryon bag. I’ll leave the steamer trunks to you muscle boys. So, the big question: what are you doing for New Years?”
“That is the big question since we’re almost two weeks away. I was thinking of taking Mischa up on his offer to ring in the New Year with his friends in NYC. And yes, I’m going to ask Matt if he wants to come. Are you guys going up too?”
“I’m definitely going to hang out with Mischa but I’m not sure if Tyler is coming with me. I like spending time with him, but I think we’re at different places in our lives. Considering that being together for New Years is such a big deal, I think I’m going to tell him that we’re going away and let him hang out with his friends.”
“Oh! I’m sorry to hear that. Yeah Tyler is a little young but I really like you guys together. Well let me know what you decide. I’ll start looking into hotel reservations and I’ll ask Matt about New Years. I really hope Tyler can join us.”
To be continued…