Story of the Exes

While many people have found it hard to believe, I did date a few guys before Kyle and I started dating.

Lately, it’s been weird, but they’ve all kinda of made brief reappearances in my life. For the most part, it’s been stumbling across them on Facebook. They’ll send a friend request and I usually accept it just so I can creep their pages to see if they’ve moved onto bigger and better things.

One ex (actually, my very first boyfriend from Grade 7) I ran into on a drunken trek to Denny’s at 2:30 in the morning after a night of dancing and partying with friends. That was weird, needless to say, but whatever. That relationship lasted maybe 2 months and didn’t go anywhere past holding hands. Ah, to be young again.

One guy, whom dated on and off at least seven times (pathetic, I know) actually added me to Facebook last week. I was rather shocked by it but accepted the request. Apparently he’s moved to a bigger city down in the Lower Mainland (a total shocker because I thought he’d stay in the hometown forever) but he’s still more or less a loser in my eyes. Oh joy.

I ran into the father of another ex a couple summers ago and he mentioned that the boy had given up on becoming an electrician to move back home and work on his “art”. Apparently he’s into making sculptures? Weird. I gotta admit, I think I laughed a little out loud when I heard that.

Oh, and another one is still a whiny emo-type guy living at home. Sweet.

I sometimes wonder what the heck I was thinking when I dated those guys, but I guess something had to be appealing if I dated them. Sure, a first boyfriend is a first boyfriend. When all your friends are dating someone and you’re not, you just want to fit in. The on-and-off guy I dated because he said he’s liked me for “like ever”, but as it turns out, he’s told everyone he’s dated that he’s like them “forever.” Smooooth.

The non-electrician was one of my best guy friends at the time and I guess just hanging out all the time made each other wonder. And the still-at-home emo guy … that I really don’t know.

I started dating Kyle when I was in Grade 11 and that’s been it! He’s never told me a lie to get me to like him more, he’s never quit something because things got tough and he’s never stopped loving me : ) I suppose it just goes to show that sometimes you really do have to date a lot of losers before you find the right guy. I’m just glad I got it over with first thing.

Have you ever dated someone who has later made you think, “What was I thinking?” Do you think, as cheesy as it sounds, that there’s someone out there for everyone?

And amazingly, I don’t have any digital copies of any of these guys. I’d have to dig through photo albums and scan … too much effort for now! lol

2 thoughts on “Story of the Exes

  1. My only serious relationship before meeting my husband is definitely one I look back on and say “What the heck was I thinking?!?” It was a horrible relationship, we fought all the time, and really didn’t have anything in common, but somehow still dated off and on for almost 4 years. Go figure. I definitely think there’s someone out there for everyone, though I don’t necessarily think there’s just ONE person out there for everyone. If there was and you missed that one person – well, that would just suck.



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