1, this is actually my first time posting here. I know our host has posted here a bunch, but since I’m pretty stable I haven’t had the need to post here. Well, until now.
A while ago I started talking to a person. We became good friends, and we still are. Shortly after meeting them, I realized that I wanted more than just a platonic relationship. I told them that I liked them, and they even said they felt the same, but we never started officially dating. But we knew we liked each other.
And then about a week later, I found out they started dating someone else. That sort of got to me. Why would they tell me that they liked me back, but then completely leave me alone? I can understand if they were uncomfortable with us being a system. Dating a system is hard and takes a lot of energy, especially out of singlets. But it really hurt to be told “I like you” and then be rejected for someone else.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for them. I’m glad they found someone who makes them happy, and I’m glad their relationship is going well. I get that they aren’t going to date me and as much as that hurts, I’m not going to force a relationship.
I just really wish I hadn’t hoped it would have become something more.