Hey there. So I feel like a teenager writing what I'm about to write but I need some outside perspective from people other than my friends. I'm 34 years old and I think I suck at relationships or understanding men or maybe I just pick the wrong men. I dunno. Anyway, so I met this guy about 2 months ago through a mutual friend. My good girlfriend has known this person since high school (he's 31). He just moved back to town after being gone for several years. The unfortunate part about our situation is that we're both relatively fresh out of bad relationships. But we hung out several times as friends and we just hit it off so well that we decided to risk it and go on a date. We absolutely gelled and decided we would pursue something but we would be open and honest with each other and take it slow. We had so much in common and had a blast when we were together. He seemed so different from my ex. We had such easy conversations and it felt like we were building a genuine friendship. I felt comfortable with him and I really started to open up.