I normally Internet stalk my online dating connections pretty thoroughly.
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But life had gotten busy, and for a few days I was swiping right on Coffee Meets Bagel without my normal due diligence. I found myself casually texting with two guys. Both seemed nice, but I was having trouble keeping them straight. Which one mentioned studying film?
Who was telling me about his trip to Beijing? It was finally time to do my homework.
I found out that they both went to the same small college in Kentucky. They moved to Los Angeles at the same time. They went to the same film school.
They have traveled together. If I had done my normal Internet stalking in advance, I would have discovered this.
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I have a very low tolerance for drama and would have avoided striking up conversations with two best friends. I decided to face the awkwardness head on. I messaged them both and told them that I just realized I was also talking with their friend. The response? It happens to us all the time.
Are you a veteran of L. We want to publish your story. I keep texting with both J. But B. I was torn. I decide to text B. I figure maybe we will go out, but even if not, I can gauge his interest. Can we put a pin in it for a couple weeks? The morning of the date with J. His schedule opened up, and he asks to see me.
That night. I have my dinner date planned with J. I could meet him for a late dessert. More L. Affairs columns.
Eventually we realize our mistake. But my late-night date with B. I forcefully insist that J. I hop in the car, but traffic is barely inching along. When I finally get there, J. He graciously accommodates.
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Even on his own date, he is the perfect wingman for his friend. Since J. Spoiler alert: B. The four of us go out together all the time. Nice to meet you.
Your friend [J. He laughed a little awkwardly, but was grateful for the honesty. Several hours later, B. Later still, it was 2 a.
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