The other night, I was at a marching band party for the nearby college.
It didn't seem like I was gonna have fun since I'm not really into band stuff any more, but it was down the street, all my roommates were going, I knew a few people, so why not?
I was extremely uncomfortable until I got really drunk, and I really just wanted someone to flirt with.
I'm gay and it's really hard to find other gays usually, but just as I was about to leave, this really cute kid walked by, so I decided to go for it.
I kept pounding keystones and eventually got the courage to talk to him.
We ended up talking and flirting for a solid hour and a half. He wasn't drunk, but seemed to find my drunken flirting and touching funny and okay.
I got his phone number and everything was going well until his friends popped out of nowhere and dragged him off,
and I mean out of nowhere - I was in shock and we just made sad eye contact til he left.
I texted him right after and told him I thought he was cute and if that was okay to say. He said it was.
I said I was too drunk to have conversation, but I'd send memes (classic, right?), and he said that was fine. Then none of my messages would send. None. Tried different things.
Gave it a day, still nothing. My guess is he blocked my number after getting some cold feet surprisingly quickly. I friended him on Facebook the next day, but I don't think he'll respond.
I guess I either read the situation entirely fucking wrong, or he just got too nervous.
It was my first time ever getting a boy's number in real life in the 3 short years I've even tried to date, so even though it was just an hour, I felt like I connected with this kid,
only to be shut out immediately. I didn't get the chance to fuck it up.