I stood there waiting for Bridgette's reply. Would she say yes, did I come across too strong. She spoke.
Bridgette: Geoff, listen I don't want to end our friendship this way.
Me: What do you mean end our friendship?
Bridgette: If we broke up we might never talk again.
Me: Oh I understand. I think.
Bridgette: Maybe we could like take our friendship up a level like holding hands and stuff.
A MONTH LATER
So technically Geoff and I were "dating" but not like those people on TV who just kiss everywhere. We still hung out, held hands, and then one day,
Geoff: Bridge I wanted to know if we could step up another level.
Me: Yes I think I'm ready for us to date-date now.
I leaned in and we both kissed. It wasn't a real kiss. It was about 3 seconds, but hey it was nice.
What could possibly go wrong?