best of chemistry
I knew it was over before it began. We met over the Internet and began the most intense, loving, honest relationship either of us had ever had. We had said we would meet one day but due to issues in both our lives, that never seemed to happen.
Aftermath: 9 months later, we realized it was too perfect and magical to work in real life. I don’t regret a single day.
After a whirlwind courtship, I realized he was getting too serious and started to back away slowly. He responded by asking me to accompany him on a trip home to meet his folks after dating for only 3 weeks. We weren’t exclusive at the time, furthermore I was sleeping with someone else (and not him). I left for a long weekend and didn’t call him when I got back. He got the message.
Aftermath: I checked up on his artwork blog a few months later only to discover that he had painted a portrait of me, subtitled “(I hate that I love you)” and created a collage of my old text messages—which he then sent me in the mail.
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best of chemistry
I was listening to some old country and he asked who it was. I told him. He had no idea who Hank Williams or Merle Haggard were.
Aftermath: As soon as we got back to his house, I left. He emails from time to time but I don’t respond!
On the third date, he was droning on about himself again and I fell asleep.
Aftermath: We had less than zero chemistry to start with, and he had a ‘stalker’ vibe. In three days time, he had given me an gold necklace with my birthstone, and had left personal items in my car and workplace. I told him I really wasn’t interested and returned everything to him.
This post was submitted by Natalie.
I knew it was over when he said he’d call me in 5 minutes. Five minutes, 5 hours, 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years went by and I never heard from him again.
Aftermath: After a while I tried to call but I had forgotten his number. I guess that was that.
This post was submitted by Maria.