At the beginning of Fall Semester at my college in Utah I met my current boyfriend. We ran into each other during student orientation. Our first conversation was over a t-shirt that he was wearing. It had an origami instruction manual on it showing you how to make a bat. I was surprised to see that on a shirt and asked him where he got it. I, unfortunately, forgot his answer then but that lead into a conversation about our mutual interests in gaming and anime. After that little conversation we parted and went about our business getting our first semester started.
I didn’t see him for a while after that or if I did I was too shy to say hi to him. However, we did talk a little once and a while during that fall and then when winter semester came we began to be friendlier with each other. We often ran into each other during our lunch breaks and would talk shop about our geekiness. I would tell him about conventions that were coming up and we’d try to make some plans to go together. We weren’t much more than just pals by then, only talking about games and animes we were watching.
However, during that time I was a little clueless to the fact that he liked me because I was dating another geek who I’d met first. Still, we had fun with each other. It was around March that he made it known that he liked me. I was dating someone else at the time and couldn’t really reciprocate. We remained good friends through that until summer.
In summer, my ex-boyfriend went home and I began to see just how not a good fit he was for me and how much I actually liked my current boyfriend. I think what was the kicker was when he went with me to a convention in June. We had so much fun that day and I loved just hanging out and being my silly, geeky, self with him. So, at the end of June after a lot of thought and consideration I dumped my ex and told my current boyfriend that I wanted to be with him as well.
|Adrian and I at Fantasy Con|
Our first official date as boyfriend and girlfriend was at Fantasy Con 2014. I went as a modern, female, version of Link from Legend of Zelda and he went as Desmond Miles from Assassin’s Creed. It was a blast for us to wonder around the halls going to booth selling geek gear and going to panels about our favorite games and animes. We even got to meet the voice actor for Altair from Assassin’s Creed, twice even! However, we did also spend a night in Provo for the Fourth of July weekend with a family that he was close with from his mission here in the States. It was our first test as a couple to see how much we could be around each other without going absolutely nuts.
I’m glad to say that we passed that test and after that we continued to hang out with each other on a regular basis for the rest of the summer. We had a lot of great times this past summer and it hopefully won’t be a summer romance. We are wisely taking our relationship slowly so that we don’t end up doing anything stupid or get in too deep too fast and end up hurting our friendship if we break up.
We are such geeks, our current text conversations often devolve into talking about the pokemon teams were working on or animes we hope to watch or other games that we’re playing. However, we still miss each other over the break we’re having. My parents now live in North Carolina and my boyfriend is from Oaxaca, Mexico. I can’t wait to see him again in September. He’s such a sweet and shy boy but I love him all the same.
My bofriend’s name is Adrian Lopez Villalobos. He’s a cute boy that I’m glad to call both my best friend and my boyfriend. I only hope that our relationship continues to go as smoothly as it has so far. However, only time will tell. Wish us luck!