All day I was craving dessert. Every time I eat a meal, I immediately think of sugar and how I need it. No matter how full I am, there is always a little pocket for dessert. So I waited all day for my best friend Kay to come home to get dessert with me at our favorite cafe down the street from our apartment. But by the time she got home, I didn’t know if I wanted dessert or real food. I chose dessert because it was cheaper.
After we sat down after ordering a delicious banana sugar crepe and arguing whether or not we should order fries too, we notice a lady at the table next to us say goodbye to her friend and leave behind an entire bowl of sweet potato fries. They were just sitting there, untouched and waiting to be eaten, so I got up and grabbed them from the table. I’ve never done something like this, but I wanted fries and it was like they were left there just for me. If she wasn’t going to eat them I sure would. Kay and I thought we were in the clear and no one saw us, but the barista saw me and started laughing. She leaned over the counter and confessed that she was honestly about to do the same thing.
As we stuffed our face with delicious sweet potat’s, Kay saw a cute gentlemen walk by on the street outside the window and I immediately looked up at him too. She turned to me and gushed saying she made eye contact with him. He entered the cafe and he looked at me and I turned to Kay and told her he was gay. I don’t think she believed me, but now I wanted to prove it. As he approached the counter I looked up at him and he smiled back at me.
He was wearing a pink/gray fancy suit and he had blond hair with light eyes. He ordered a tea and a muffin, and conveniently sat down at a table next to us where he could face me. We continued to make eye contact while I stuffed my face on my crepe and I turned to Kay and told her that he was going to ask me out. She didn’t believe me, but it didn’t matter. I was planning on giving him my number so I stood up to get water and find a piece of paper. When I got back to the table Kay asked if I would also grab her water, and this time the cute stranger approached our table. When I got back, him and Kay were talking and laughing. He introduced himself as Dave and shook my hand. He told me he had to say hello and ask me out. I was shocked. Did this stranger really just ask me out in a cafe like I was in some movie? I mean it’s kind of what I always wanted to happen, but I didn’t expect it to. Of course I said yes, how could I not? This man just put himself out there to approach me and ask me out.
As he was talking to me he confessed that he had no intention of entering the cafe. Turns out he was meeting a friend a few streets up and was just roaming around waiting for her to get back from work. He came into the cafe because he saw Kay make eye contact with him through the window, and then he saw me sitting with her. Turns out I was the reason he came into the cafe. He only bought tea and a muffin so he would have an excuse to be in there and talk to me. He said he thought I was extremely attractive and he loved my smile. I was taken aback. I immediately asked if he was joking and he told me he wasn’t. I just couldn’t believe it, and I bet if it was happening to you you wouldn’t believe it either. In today’s culture of dating apps I didn’t think anyone asked anyone out in person anymore. Like I said, I feel like that’s rare to happen, and even harder to happen in the gay world.
We exchanged numbers and he text me after thanking me for honoring him with my presence. Like what? Who says that, but something about it was so romantic. It felt nice to be pursued like that. He asked me out for this weekend and I told him I was busy. I know I could squeeze in a date, and although the whole thing encounter was perfect, I don’t know if my physical attraction is fully there. But if someone is going to pursue me like that, I am for sure going to give it a chance. The best thing too is that I just recently deleted all my dating apps and I didn’t know how I would ever meet someone without them. Turns out I didn’t need them, and when you stop caring about finding love, it might just find you when you least expect it.