Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Meeting blog readers

As a result of my post a few weeks ago when I said that in some circumstances I'm prepared to meet blog readers, I've now met six guys. On two of those occasions I've ended up sleeping overnight with the guy, which was very nice because I always sleep better when I've got a gorgeous guy to cuddle! See "An enjoyable 24 hours" for the story of one such occasion :-). However, on the other four occasions the reader just wanted to get to know me a bit better, and in particular to thank me for writing this blog which apparently helped all of them when they were first coming out.

Yesterday I had one such meeting. We have a simple one-course dinner together in the early part of the evening at a restaurant near Soho in central London. We're able to sit at one of the restaurant's outside tables, to make the most of one of the last days of summer.

"You're blog really helped me back in 2010," he says to me, just after we sit down at the table, "so I just like to give you a little something just to say 'thank you' :-)".

And with that he puts his hand into his bag, pulls out a little box of chocolates, and gives it to me:

"I wasn't sure what to get you so I hope it's OK?" he says, smiling at me.

"Yes," I answer, surprised and very touched at the kind gesture, "I do like chocolate so thank you very much indeed :-))."

We chat easily over dinner, and he turns out to be a very spiritual person, even though he doesn't follow any of the world's main religions.

The main reason that I write this blog is because I enjoy writing about my life. I also enjoy trying to help people via the Dear GB postings, so if I meet any more readers then please don't feel the need to give me anything. Nonetheless, it was very nice to get that little gift yesterday. It gives me something tangible to keep, which will remind me that other people have been able to get some benefit from my writing, and that's very comforting :-).


close encounters said...

typo alert:

it will give me something tangible to keep

should have read:

it will give me something tangible to eat !

GB said...

@Close Encounters, very clever, LOL! GB xxx

GVP said...

Your blog has actually helped me heaps while I was sorting myself out and coming to term with being gay. Love you writing style and keep blogging =)