Even on the crowded street his quiet word rings in my ears.
“Hi, Andy.” He keeps my hand for many seconds, much longer than any stranger would.
I did in fact date here and there before I met my ex, but with him, everything in the stages of early dating was so easy.
His actions were very clear that he wanted to spend time with me and I never questioned if he was dating someone else.
So I did what any millennial would do: I downloaded the Tinder app on my phone.
(Tinder is a dating app where you either like or dislike a person with one tap.
When I look across the table at any given man, I tend to leap to conclusions. Exhibit A: After a good long run as a serial monogamist, jumping from relationship to relationship, last winter I found myself plumb single.
It’s a scenario that I wouldn’t imagine jumping into in my own life – the thought of internet dating freaks me out a little bit. Most of the characters that I’m known for, particularly the likes of Karen [promiscuous, drunk] in Pulling and Rainie [drug addict] in East Enders, and even a lot of characters I play on stage, are a far cry from who I am.Within a month of seeing each other on a regular basis, he became my boyfriend.