The following is inspired by actual events which occurred a number of years ago…
The Hostess accepted the Single Guy’s friendship on Facebook. For a few days after he initially tried to add her, the Single Guy was a little afraid that he had crossed some kind of line, that he would never see or hear from her again. That fear came from a logical place. It had, in fact, happened before. Not necessarily with Facebook, but there was a certain incident involving a certain Girl in a certain White SUV. Let us not speak of it.
But the Hostess came through. Well, she came through the drive through at the bank where the Single Guy works. There was nothing deep about the visit, just business as usual. A normal transaction with some light conversation. Pretty typical for a Friday afternoon. A few minutes after her business was completed and the Hostess drove away, the Single Guy received a message on his phone letting him know that the Hostess had accepted him as a friend on Facebook.
Now, the Single Guy isn’t one to get irrationally emotional. Well, not often anyway. But it would be a lie to say he wasn’t excited by this development. Unfortunately, his phone, at the time, was only capable of letting him know about the friendly addition. He wouldn’t be able to properly respond to this new friend until he was at home, sitting at his own computer.
The day passed and once he was at home, he went to his new friend’s Facebook profile. And as quickly as his excitement had appeared, it deflated just as fast. The Hostess was in a committed relationship.
So the Single Guy hit a dead end on that particular road. Because there was no way he would attempt to pursue a woman who was already involved with someone. The Single Guy felt bad enough that he had developed a crush on someone else’s girlfriend. Though, to be fair, he didn’t know she had a boyfriend the first time he saw her.