He would pick me up from the closest airport and then we would make the 5 hour drive to the small northern town. Weeks leading up to this my friends would text me pictures of the remote area I was going to. Usually they would add a message with the photo: “How many pairs of heels are you going to pack?
If you’re forced to live in a smaller city, it helps to have ground rules for approaching the dating scene.
He just sends me really weird photos of his penis, and I’m not sure why.” However, it’s no use. You feel like a double standard is at play and you can’t help but wonder if things would be different if you were a man. This hits home when you bump into Fitness Guy at your local Thrifty Foods.
Meredith Grey and Olivia Pope don’t have to deal with this kind of bullshit. You try not to let this get you down until a guy tells you that he considers you “tainted” as a romantic prospect, because you briefly dated two people that he knows. Although you don’t regret leaving Toronto, you start to remember why you left this one horse town in the first place. You figured it would happen eventually since he lives around the corner from the store, but you still have a heart attack when you see him and almost drop an armful of groceries.
In other words, life is not an ABC drama written by Shonda Rhimes.
(image credit) You have conversations that sound like this: Ryan: “I can’t date you because you dated John.” John: “I can’t date you because you dated my friend Ryan.” You try and explain, “But Ryan and I never dated. However, sometimes dating in a small town can make you feel like you’re wearing a scarlet letter.