It started just like a romantic comedy. One straight guy pretends to be gay for a dinner party to help a friend out.
But very soon, the lie began to spiral out of control.
Reddit user darkruby45 posted this story on section called Today I Fucked Up. As it is the internet, feel free to take it with a pinch of sceptical salt.
So my coworker (call him Jeff) is asexual, but his parents kept trying to get him a girlfriend. When he kept rejecting them, his parents eventually asked if he was gay. He decided to pretend he was and said he was already seeing a coworker and then asked me to pretend to be with him, even going so far as to offer money (I don’t really know enough people to care about my reputation and could think of worse ways to earn money, so I agreed).
His parents wanted to meet me. The original plan was to meet his family and leave a very bad first impression so he would have reason to not bring me around them.
Well I got there and it turns out his family is about the most fucking awesome family I’ve ever met. I expected everybody to either tiptoe around the gay thing, or be very over zealous about supporting it, either way I would overreact and make an ass out of myself. Turns out they treated me just like they would anybody else, so I couldn’t do that.
Then his twin sister (call her Jenny) comes out and decides to try to make me uncomfortable by sitting on my lap, (I didn’t mind) and asking questions that most would consider inappropriate, I kind of fell in love with her that night.
Well I ended up leaving a good impression, and was invited to dinner the next night to meet his other sister and her husband. That dinner went great as well, so I ended up just saying ‘fuck it, I’ll come over whenever they invite me and just hope we don’t slip up’.
Things went pretty well over next few months, I got along with everybody and kept telling myself I’d ask Jenny out after we told them the truth.
Well, Jeff ended up getting an apartment and moving out of his parents house, he needed a roommate and I volunteered (I wanted to move out of my parent’s house anyway).
One night I get back from work to find a fucking candle lit dinner waiting for me, turns out he really was gay and had a crush on me, and decided the best way to seduce me would be an elaborate scheme to trick me into moving in with him.
Needless to say I rejected him, and he was actually surprised when I did. So he calls his mom crying and said I cheated on him. His family hates me now, especially Jenny. They won’t believe a word out of my mouth, because it’s his word against mine.
So now I live (signed a one year lease) and work with a guy who thinks he’s in love with me. I did learn a valuable lesson though; if you are going to live a lie, record some kind of proof that it’s a lie.
Tldr; Pretended to be gay to help friend get parents off his back, find out he wasn’t pretending. Now I live with a gay guy who thinks he’s in love with me.
And it got far worse. Darkruby45 posted several updates throughout the day, including getting in trouble with the family, his work, and he is seeking legal action.
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