I was at a friend's party when I met Kevin. He was really hot, charming, respected women, and, as we talked, we realized how much we had in common. We exchanged email addresses and met once in a while to hang out, not date. I really started to realize just how much I liked him. He was always on my mind, and we could talk to each other like I'd never talked to anyone before. We were really close and I could tell him anything. Finally, after knowing him for a year, I admitted to the feelings I had for him. He got this funny look on his face. When I asked him what the expression was for, he started laughing. He told me he was gay. It was extremely embarrassing.
— Sandra, 19