I have always been a relationship guy.
I got my first girlfriend on New Year’s Day of 2000. We dated for three months. It was incredible and when she broke up with me it really took me by surprise. We never had a fight or anything like that. The big issue was that I was much more deeply involved in the relationship than she was.
But she was my first for a lot of things: first girlfriend, first kiss that wasn’t during a game of spin the bottle, first time cuddling on a couch watching Dawson’s Creek, among other things. I remember being very jealous that not only had she had a few boyfriends before me, but she kept mementos around her room of their relationship. And she kept some weird things around, like a little container full of sugar that someone had dared a boy she liked to lick off her stomach during a “legendary” game of truth or dare. That was really our only disagreement.