I am in the process go going through a divorce and have been living by myself for the last 10 months. Something I like to do that I am finding hard to do by myself is eating at restaurants besides fast food or someplace like Dennys. I occasionally can bribe my grandchildren to go out with me but it’s not the same as going with someone of the fairer sex. About a month ago I was telling my tale of whoe to a former co-worker and she said she had a neighbor in a similar situation. A few days later I got a phone call from the neighbor and we went out for dinner at a fairly nice place. Since then we have gone out to eat a few more times. This past Saturday we went to a few local estate sales (she never heard of them) and visited an antique mall. That night I BBQ’d a couple steaks and we drank a growler of beer from a local brew pub. I could tell she was getting very relaxed when she suddenly called her roommate to come pick her up, she said she wasn’t feeling well.
I had picket duty last night (yep, Boeing employees are still out) and when I got home about 8:30 I found a note from her on my front door. She explained that because of her ex-husband, she is herpes positive. She said she was in a serious relationship a few years ago with someone like me but said he could live with the chance of getting herpes. He became infected and decided his life was now ruined and attempted to sue her for quite a bit of money. Because of this she said she can’t get involved with someone who does not have herpes, she enjoyed our time together but was afraid things may go further.
I have done some Googling this morning and have found a lot of info. The biggest thing is taking the necessary precautions to prevent transmission. I was wondering if there are others in a similar relationship and what you do keep your the uninfected partner that way. I’m not ready to give up on this relationship yet, it’s not often an old fat dude like me can catch the eye of pretty young lady (well, 7 years younger than me).