In my worst moments, I doubted it was possible for two men to ever successfully commit to each other, thinking the bad rap we get for being shallow and promiscuous was true. Naïve as it was, I felt like the solitary romantic, even if couples of all kinds have been messing around with tradition and commitment for decades. The best we could hope for, it seemed in those days, and sometimes still does, was sex every once in a while with mostly bearable periods of loneliness in between.

— Ryan Van Meter, If You Knew Then What I Know Now