“You look pleased with yourself…" observed Rohin, as Kellen emerged from the gym locker-room. “What’s going on?”
“Nothing!” smiled Kellen. “I’m just in a good mood!”
“It’s Tuesday morning…” said Rohin, loading weight plates onto a barbell. “No one is in a good mood on a Tuesday morning.”
“Well, I am…” insisted Kellen. “Plus, I had a date last night.”
“I see…” grinned Rohin. “A date. Where did you meet him?”
"Grindr…" shrugged Kellen.
"Oh, that means he's…" winked Rohin, deliberately letting the statement trail off.
"That means he's what?" asked Kellen, raising an eyebrow quizzically.
"You know , that means he's on it…" smirked Rohin, making a weird sort of gesture with his hands.
"Ro, pretty much all gay men are 'on it'…" sighed Kellen. Rohin gave a low whistle and nodded his head slowly - he seemed to be impressed. “Anyway, I’m trying to not make too big of a deal about it. I get a bit over-enthusiastic when I meet a new guy - I start behaving like a 12-year-old girl."
"From what I've seen…" observed Rohin, getting into position in the squat rack. "You behave like a 12-year-old-girl at an Ariana Grande concert. What was his name? Have you spoken with him today?”
“Abdi…” replied Kellen, taking his turn at the squat rack. “No contact today. I don’t think it was that kind of date. I’m pretty sure it was a one-off kind of thing.”
“No repeat business…” nodded Rohin.
“Just to be clear, I do get plenty of repeat business…” insisted Kellen. “It’s just that some guys are looking for some no-strings-attached fun.”
“So, it was this Abdi guy who made the decision that it was a one-off thing…” concluded Rohin. “He’s decided that he’s not giving you any repeat business. That must hurt.”
“What are you talking about!” laughed Kellen.
“It’s a total slap in the face! A dagger to your heart!” insisted Rohin. “It’s not even like you’re looking for a relationship. You’re offering this guy no-strings-attached hook-up action, and he’s saying thanks-but-no-thanks. If a girl did that to me, I would be totally crushed.”
“I think you’re reading too much into it…” decided Kellen.
“Think about…” continued Rohin. “He knows that he could have you any time, any place. But now that he’s sampled what you’ve got to offer, he’s not coming back for seconds. You clearly didn’t rock his world.”
“You are not doing anything for my self-esteem…” sighed Kellen. “You’re supposed to be on my side. There’s lots of reasons why he might not want repeat business! Anyway, I’m awesome in bed - several people have said so!”
“Can you leave reviews on Grindr?” asked Rohin. “Sort of like a Yelp review?”
“No. Obviously not!” laughed Kellen. “That would be terrible!”
“I’d get awesome reviews…” decided Rohin, punching out another set of squats. “My butt is so tight I can crack walnuts!”