Welcome to Interviews With My Ex-Girlfriend, in which Autostraddle writers get back in touch with their ex-girlfriends to ask them Five Simple Questions:
How long did we date?
Why did we break up?
What did you learn from our relationship?
What do you miss most about me?
Would you invite me to your wedding (why/why not)?
I fell so hard for my first girlfriend. Like wait by my window, watch her as she walked to class, and wish I had the courage to talk to her kind of hard. It was 2000, and we were freshmen at Goucher College in Baltimore. Pretty much babies, little awkward babies. I pursued a friendship with her that involved poetry slams, arguments about the Yankees, and a lot of nervous phone calls that led me to hanging up when she called. This was not the way to start love. She started the love. She called out my giant crush and dared me to kiss her. So I did and then we dated for almost two years.
Two years of good love, of huge fight...
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