chemistry

 

“Hooters T-shirt”

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When I was 19, I dated this country boy while I was home from college for the summer. I knew it wouldn’t work when he showed up for a date one night in a Hooters T-shirt, cut-off shorts and high-top shoes. Then we went to a gravel pit and made out in the back of his pickup.

—Summer

Aftermath: It was fun while it lasted (about a week), but we would never have made it past that “What does it all mean?” conversation.

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“My arm fell asleep”

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When we were in bed spooning one night, and my arm fell asleep underneath her. As I went to slide my arm out, she turned around and said, “What’s wrong with you? Don’t you love me?” She rolled over and bawled for the next hour, inconsolable.

—Michael

Aftermath: Two months later, we were through. After my arm fell asleep, there was a constant boo-hoo over everything. I couldn’t take it.

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“Through teary eyes”

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It was her turn to pick where we ate, but after 45 minutes of passing restaurant after restaurant, I finally looked over and asked her, “Really, where do you want to go?” She looked at me through teary eyes and said, “I don’t know!”

—Bill

Aftermath: We ate salty food at T.G.I. Friday’s. She paid. We broke up the next day.

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“He let his dog”

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I found out he let his dog sleep with him…under the covers.

—Becky

Aftermath: We dated another 3 months, until about April. I guess the dog was actually sort of cozy over the winter.

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“Denver Broncos”

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He cried when the Denver Broncos lost. He didn’t live in Denver, hadn’t gone to college there and had no money riding on the game. He never even played football.

—Nicole

Aftermath: It lasted about three months after that. I realized that I played more football than he did.

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