5. Nick and Dwayne
Dwayne: We actually met through straight friends at college! End of freshman year in college.
Nick: We hung out with a group of international students, an eclectic mix of people from Turkey, Greece, Singapore and the US.
Dwayne: One of my best friends there, this firecracker named Alara, knew I was interested in guys, despite having primarily dated girls before. We had just found out that Nick was possibly gay too. He was also very straight acting and just came out of a relationship with an Asian American.
Nick: We were sitting on opposite sides of Alara at a house party. When I was jokingly hitting on her, she turned to Dwayne and outrightly stated “Hey! Aren’t you gay too Nick? Do you know that Dwayne likes guys too?” She then stood up and left us to awkwardly stare at each other.ADVERTISEMENT
Dwayne: We ended up chatting the rest of the night. Our friends even left us alone to clean up and find our way back to campus!
Nick: We had a nice heart to heart about our lives and family and s3xuality, and took our time taking the NY subway in the dead of night. When we reached my dorm, Dwayne gave me a massage which I will never forget, and the physical ice was broken.
Dwayne: No happy ending though! At least not this first time.