It’s funny how one smile can really make your day.
Other than chorus, my biggest social interaction happens at the gym; I’m there roughly 5 days a week. And it’s a Y so it’s pretty gay.
That being said, it’s still hard to make connections there. Everyone has ear buds in and is busy working out, so chatting is limited.
I see the same folks all the time, so I’ve introduced myself to most of them and I’ll briefly chat with them as we are able. And it’s… nice. Some of them I’ve hit up for dates (no takers) and some I’ve asked if they want to just hang out some time as friends (again, no takers).
Being social is HARD!
Of course I also get the “not so nice” social interactions from some gays that patently ignore me and treat me like a leper. Meh, fuck them.
And then I get the “hopeful” social interactions. Like when a handsome guy with a shaved head, beard, and a killer bod who you see fairly frequently (and to whom you’ve never spoken) smiles and says “Hi.”
And all you can manage is saying “Hi” back because you are kind of intimidated by his handsomeness. And because the last handsome guy who said hi ended up kind of eviscerating you when you asked him out for coffee.
But, here’s hoping I see him again tonight. And maybe I’ll grow a pair and actually introduce myself….