(I’m sick and my boyfriend’s at my house to bring me dinner. We’re talking about how it sucks that I’m sick.)
Me: “I thought you cared more about my happiness than your own.”
Boyfriend: “I do.”
Me: “THEN PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY!”
Boyfriend: “…but I love you.”
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- A League Of An Ordinary Gentleman (582 thumbs up)
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- Gone Taco Whacko (420 thumbs up)
- The Task Is Off-Color (406 thumbs up)
- Very Soppy Soup (397 thumbs up)
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(I am a woman in an open relationship with two men. I’ve been dating Boyfriend #1, who is openly polyamorous, for four years. I’ve been with Boyfriend #2, who isn’t poly, for two years, but he is okay with me dating Boyfriend #1. They’ve known each other for longer than either has known me. The following happens while discussing my future plans with Boyfriend #2. When we first got together, he admitted to being jealous of Boyfriend #1.)
Me: “Well, I remember you saying before that you’d rather we be monogamous if we got more serious…”
Boyfriend #2: “No, that’s dumb. I have exactly zero hard feelings for [Boyfriend #1] and I’m way over that. If you decide to fly across the country and bang it out with him for the weekend, I don’t blame you.”
Boyfriend #2: “No jealousy, not anymore. More of a ‘huh. Okay, did you have fun?’ thing. If I swung that way, I’d do the same!”
Me: *texting Boyfriend #1* “Congrats you’re [Boyfriend #2]’s ‘if I had to pick a dude.'”
Boyfriend #1: “If I swung that way, I’d let him!”
(A guy and I have just had a rather good date, and we’re back at his apartment.)
Me: “Hey, cute cat.”
Guy: “She’s not terribly friendly, but if you don’t bother her she won’t bother you.”
(We stay up talking for a while longer, and the cat won’t leave the room. Eventually…)
Guy: “I’d really like to kiss you.”
Me: “I’d like that.”
(He leans in… and the cat begins to growl like a beast possessed.)
Me: “Umm… is your cat seriously jealous of me?!”
Guy: “She’s a little, uh, clingy sometimes, yes.”