6.04.2008

14

Stray
G/W/M 28, 6ft3, 225lbs., loves music, diners, Lynda Barry, long walks. Straight acting/looking. Seeks similar G/W/M for monogamous relationship. Send written reply to: Metroland Box M3420

Fourteen years ago, that ad ran in the Metroland, a local free weekly. It was the first (and only) time I'd ever place a personal ad. I'm not the type to do that, but something in me said to do it, if only to see what kinds of responses I would get. I didn't get too many, but one that I did get was from Ken. Like me, he wasn't the type to do the whole personal ad thing, but he did. Today is our 14th anniversary. That's a long fucking time. Happy Anniversary, friend. I love you.

9 comments:

diane said...

walt,
wow! if anyone doesn't believe in fate they should listen to your story....

congratulations and i wish you and ken all the best!!!

xoxo
diane

erik98122 said...

NO WAY!! How awesome!! Congrats to the both of you!! Does he stay on his own free will or do you have him shackled? ha!!

It's nice to see couples like you that are in long term relationships...it seems to be rare among the boys. Brent and I have been together for 13 years which I still can't believe! What a bunch of lesbians we are!

Enjoy your anniversary!

Love ya
erik in seattle

Gregg P. said...

Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids. Much love, and many wishes for decades of happiness together in the future, from Austin.

Just another southern gay guy said...

THAT is WONDERFUL! Found him with a personal ad! i love it! I've told MyFella we have to come up with another story besides, "We met on the internet." Congratulations to both of you!
Mike

Alex said...

That's awesome. Well done.

Were Mean Because Youre Stupid said...

Walt! Ken! Happy Anniversary! That is simply fantastic. I adore you guys! I hope you have tons of sex and cake...or just cake. ;)

Nessa
XO

Sasha said...

Damnit, Walt. You keep cracking my cranky exterior and now you've done it again with this post. Damnit damnit damnit, this was just so sweet and romantic! Happy anniversay to you and Ken. :)

Southern Boy said...

You seriously put in straight acting/looking? :-)
Ok, jokes aside, you know I love you both. And I can't believe I forgot to send you some well wishes on the actual day...

Wes said...

Sorry I haven't checked the blog lately. But awesome that you kept the ad you took out! Congrats on 14.