Saturday night I went to a joint called Barcade (a dive bar that has a slew of classic arcade games). I went with some friends to meet up with my lady’s new boyfriend. It’s nerve wracking for a gay to meet new boyfriends. It’s so much easier meeting a new girlfriend because one of the golden rules of being gay is that every girl in the world will love you (just as long as they know you’re gay). Meeting the new boyfriend is a little more difficult. You never know how gay friendly they’re going to be. Sure they know that their girl has a gay BFF, but have they ever dealt with one before? Have they dealt with the fact that they’re not going to be the only guy their girlfriend talks to at the bar? That they’re not going to be the only boy who’s allowed in the fitting room? That they’re not going to be the only boy she calls and talks to for more than 20 minutes at a time? Wait a minute, these are all questions I’m asking myself. Like I said, it’s nerve wracking.