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Pandemic Love Lessons

I no longer have any reason to be quiet, no more reasons to not write the story of what it's like to fall in love during a pandemic.
I'll start by saying, I don't advise it.

Actually, it had more to do with the person, and less to do with the pandemic. But that was certainly part of it.

A little over ten years ago, I met a man at a little hole-in-the-wall bar where I was working. He was one of my regular customers. Back then he wasn't anyone I was interested in, despite his persistent advances. He was flippant, arrogant, and a real ladies man (to put it politely).

Life moved on, I went on to work elsewhere, and forgot about him entirely.

Ten years went by and somehow I ended up working at that same little bar again. And just like last time, there he was. Again. Still.
For whatever reason, this time around he seemed a little more charming. But he still carried all the red flags that were present ten years before.

In the spring of 2019, I finally accepted his offers to…

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