Everyone knows why they’re there on Tinder, at the end of the day. Although, we agreed on a "no strings attached" kind of a relationship, destiny had another plan up its sleeve.
Every weekend, I'd call him over, we would order pizza and then head to my bedroom after to get dirty between the sheets. No expectations, no commitment, no demands. Life was bliss....
One day though, something changed. As I switched off the lights, pulled his hips closer to mine and softly nibbled on his neck, he cupped my face and passionately kissed me on my lips. All of a sudden, he blurted out those three forbidden words..."I love you". Without a second thought, I hugged him tighter. I realized that I had felt the same way for a while now, but didn't have the courage to say it out a loud. I guess the heart wants what it wants. In my case, it was him all along.
We had known each other for a few years now and had tagged ourselves, “friends with benefits” about a year ago. People asked us “why?”, we asked them “why not?”
It was simple. It was drama-free. We were there when we needed each other, under the blankets, in a hot embrace, his lips exploring my body and my hands exploring his. Everyday with him was something fresh, we never felt disappointed with each other or even underappreciated.
Until one day, we were sitting in bed solving a crossword puzzle together when he said “You know, I love these moments with you. I never thought I could enjoy solving puzzles even more but with you...it’s better.”
“That’s sweet. Sounds like you are in love with me!” I teased him. He gave me a piercing look, one that lingered on my eyes for a little too long.
“You know we’ve always said no to this relationship drama but in this one year we haven’t even been with anyone else. Do you think it’s time to say yes for a change?” His words were like a mirror I had been avoiding all this time. So I said yes.