I dating a republican
But no dating experience of mine is as preposterous as my encounter with this guy. This is the last text message I ever got from Chad, a media strategist for Republican representatives in Pennsylvania. Since I travel frequently for work, I decide to sign up for
And he’s not some “street thug” characterization of a rapist.
His phone number matches the cell phone number on his company press releases.
I can Google him and find his articles in right-wing publications, see his bio on the Young Republicans, and find photographs of him standing with Pennsylvania State Representatives.
When you’re young, vulnerable and impressionable, the wrong guy can be identity shattering.
For instance, it can be hard to continue to love yourself when you’re 22 years old and the guy you’ve been dating for 6 months randomly turns to you and says “there’s nothing special about you — there’s nothing that sets you apart from the other girls.” But now that I’m older and wiser, and in the healthiest, most stable relationship of my life, I can look back fondly on my experiences and laugh. I laugh at that 34-year old actor who was still “in love” with the minor he slept with.