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Thoughts and musings on life in a gay marriage.

We were moonstruck

Posted by jos76 on March 8, 2008

Meeting someone for the first time is sometimes difficult. Sometimes it’s easy. Back in November of 2000, after many emails and phone conversations that went on for hours (sometimes all night and had to end so we could go to work), Dac and I decided to meet for the first time. We had been talking for about two weeks and essentially knew everything there was to know about each other. We were not close by. Dac lived in Boston and I lived about one and a half hours away. Just the same, we talked a lot and agreed that we would meet up for the first time. The plan was for me to go into the city. I liked to do that, given that I lived on Cape Cod and it was November…the off-season.

We agreed to meet outside of a “T” (subway) station on Mass Ave (that’s local talk for Massachusetts Avenue). We had seen pictures of each other so we sort of know who we were looking for, but just to be safe we pulled out our gay genes (and jeans) and said, “I’ll be wearing a….” I drove into Boston, found a parking spot (I still don’t understand how!) and went to the Hynes Convention Center “T” station. Dac was there.

We had dinner at a small Greek restaurant nearby and then went back to Dac’s apartment to watch a movie. It was Moonstruck.

It was and is our favorite movie and we had quoted the entire movie to each other on the phone. When we got to the end of the movie, we both realized that we were experiencing something out-of-the-ordinary. “Will I ever find another guy who likes this movie so much, wants to be in a relationship, and is normal?” We had a brief conversation about whether or not we wanted to “be in a relationship with each other,” decided that we did, and have been together for over seven years since.

Dac will point out that I left out the part about the picture that I sent him. It was from my freshman year in college (I was 18) and we met when I was 24. I looked a little different (I had more hair in college). Honestly, it was the only picture I had.

Jos76

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2 Responses to “We were moonstruck”

  1. Rick said

    What a cute story. Glad to hear of your happiness. Congrats to you both!

  2. Mer said

    Jos, thanks for the comment on my blog. I’ve been meaning to do a piece on Marriage, Civil Unions, and the politics behind it all. I had also noticed that Civil Unions don’t give the same benifits that married couples get, and it’s wrong. I have an Uncle who is gay, and the man he is with has made him the happiest I have ever seen in my life. I think that love is love, and I would give just about anything to see him, and other couples who are in love, have the chance to get married. I think that politicans tend to think about money too much, and don’t look at it for what it is… love.

    Look for a piece on that this week sometime.

    ~Mer

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