Crush's New Girlfriend Awkwardness
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|Wed, 04-21-2010 - 11:49pm|
It's a guy I used to work with. There are a lot of complicating factors, but here’s the gist: I've had an on/off crush on him for the better part of 2 years, but I never said anything to him because A) we worked together and B) he’s been interested in someone else for most of the time I've known him (mind you, this other girl was SO out of his league). We have a ton of stuff in common and he would act a little flirty every once in a while, but then he'd ignore me totally. Anyway, I quit that job last August and he quit in October.
Every so often, a bunch of people we used to work with get together for dinner or whatever. Back in the fall, a new girl who’d just started at the old employer started coming to these little get-togethers. She’s very sweet, but she’s 20 so we have to be careful where we go since she can’t get into bars and such. I’ve only met her a few times, but it’s blatantly obvious she thinks this guy I like is the greatest thing on two legs. And, honestly, I think he’s pretty cool too, so I can’t really blame her. Did I mention he’s 27 and has a 5-year-old daughter with an ex-girlfriend? :)
A couple of weeks ago, the super cute girl he has been chasing forever got married (really unexpectedly). Then, Sunday afternoon I log onto Facebook and *bang* he’s in a relationship with the little 20 year old who’s nuts about him. All of his former co-worker friends are kind of in shock (including me, but for a totally different reason). Oh, and I’m going to a concert with him on May 3, which is now going to be substantially more awkward than it was already going to be :) Any advice on how to keep my cool?