Tracy Lynn is a writer, blogger, nomad and quasi-adult with a wanderlust that regularly zeroes out her bank account. She loves used book stores, Arrested Development, her dog Willow and sweatpants. If you enjoy made-up statistics you should check out her blog at forarainyday.me.
You know how sometimes you find yourself in an accidental six-month relationship that you didn’t even know you started? No? That’s not a thing that happens, you say?
It actually does happen, because I once accidentally dated a guy for several months before anybody bothered to tell me about it. (Disclaimer: I am unable to read subtle signals. Whatever portion of the brain it is that inputs and processes romantic messages and then outputs flirting is on the fritz in my mind.)
I had this friend with whom I spent a great deal of time. We were comrades for a few months before he decided that he wanted to transition us out of the “friends” category and into the status of “relationship.” This transition, however, can prove tricky, so he handled it in a very subtle, suave way: he just decided not to tell me. Well played, sir!
We continued watching movies and getting dinner, arguing over stupid things that culminated in me declaring him a moron so I could be done with the argument and get on to my nap. You know, like friends do. Several months passed this way, with him enjoying our new relationship whilst I stayed safely–and unknowingly–in our friendship.
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