So, I realized in my last entry that I haven't posted since meeting Markus. I first met Markus online (yes gay.com but oh well). Anyways, we talked for like a month and got along really well online so we decided to meet in person finally. The first couple of attempts to do so didn't go too well just because of schedules and whatnot, but it eventually did happen.
Our first time was in Barnes and Noble. We walked around the store for a bit looking at books and then went to the Park Diner, one of my favorite places to eat since he doesn't live in St. Cloud and doesn't know the area. I was really nervous but we just talked the whole time and it was really nice. At the end we gave a really big and long hug in the car before leaving, nothing more even though I won't lie by that point I already wanted to kiss him.
Anyways, past that we've met a few times. The second time we ended up at my place, and there was a lot of kissing, cuddling etc. Since then we still haven't had sex, and have no intentions to in the near future, and though we've done the cuddling and kissing since then (plus a few activities I shouldn't mention on here '^_^) most of our meetings have just been hanging out, talking having something to eat. It's been really nice.
Now, Markus just came out of a 7 year relationship a few months ago, is still living with his ex in Monticello (roughly 30 minutes away) and teaching at the Technical college here in St. Cloud. He recently moved up here from Oklahoma last summer and so is still getting his life together and working things out, and overall life is chaotic. As for me, I'm still not ready for another relationship yet myself, so taking it slow like we are works for me fine.
We've agreed to try and meet once a week at least. His teaching and my working plus school doesn't let for much else, but so far we've done pretty good about doing that. He's not that great about calling each day, or returning them that day, and that's hard for me I admit, but I"m working on accepting it, like he's said he's doing his best to get better at that too. On both of our parts we're doing our best to just get to know each other. Let's face it, it takes years to truly get to know someone, and though I don't think it'll be that long before I know what's going on, I plan on focusing on being friends, and enjoying his company when I can get it. If anything follows, well we'll see.