Who among us hasn’t had a fake Significant Other at some point in our lives?
Or at least thought about it. 😉
My freshman year of college, I told two friends about an unwanted, frustratingly persistent suitor of mine, and they each offered to help.
The first one—let’s call him Marshall—said, “I can pretend to be your brother and tell him to leave you the hell alone.”
The second, named Elliot, replied, “Her brother? You two look nothing alike.”
“Well, adopted or step-brother,” Marshall clarified.
Elliot laughed. “It makes more sense to pretend to be her boyfriend. I’ll do it. Then that guy will get the picture.”
I thanked them for their suggestions, but took care of Mr. Suitor in my own way, which basically involved avoiding him until I actually had a boyfriend a few months later.
That guy, the real boyfriend, turned out to be Marshall—or…
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