Dating a college athlete
“Telling one person led to another and another, eventually leading up to my parents.
Nothing makes us happier than hearing about Bumble success stories.“I went through high school winning track meets and breaking school records, hoping that it would disguise the fact that I was gay. “Life was good, but there was still a part of myself that felt incomplete and missing.” Justin says the first time he opened up to someone about being attracted to men, he nervously sent a text message to a friend who immediately responded: “Oh, that’s cool”.“It worked on everyone except me.” Justin grew up a few hours away from Brad in Milwaukee and writes that he always felt that there was “something different about me from my male peers, yet I honestly didn’t know what it was.” “I ran track, played football, and even swam for a little bit. “From that moment on, having finally come out to someone in my life, everything in my life improved – all because of telling that one person,” Justin writes.No matter the subject, I was always intrigued and present. I was definitely feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness.We always had something to talk about and we quickly found out that we had so many things in common: our love for Christ, exercise (we were both Division 1 college athletes), desire for adventure, books, movies, the importance of family and friends — even our future ambitions and goals in life lined up. Part of me was trying not to let myself get too hopeful in case it didn’t work out.