So, I haven't told you that much, yet, about Michael.
We've now been dating for about seven weeks, and it is continuing to develop at a good pace and is a very comfortable and fun relationship. Plus all my friends who have met him really like him and some have threatened me to make sure this one stays around awhile.
I first met Michael during the Equality Ride activities last spring. He was one of the Oklahomans who met the Riders at ORU and was arrested. Then we'd see each other around at various events or just at the clubs, just every now and then. I always thought he was attractive, but I never thought he'd be interested in me. I guess he thought I was attractive too.
I saw him in August, for the first time in a couple of months, at the Pride board meeting. He tells it that he walked into the room and I yelled, "Michael!" I guess I betrayed myself. He was excited by my excitement and joined some of us out for drinks that night. We then started e-mailing some. That week the fourth friend in a month told me to be bolder when I was interested in someone, so I asked him out on the first date. And it just went from there.