A woman was flabbergasted when her perfect date turned out to be a man looking for someone to swing with his wife with.
But instead of being put off, the American lass decided to get involved.
Katie, now 40, explained she had matched with a man (45) on a dating app a couple of years ago, and had met up in the hope of finding her life partner.
However, telling her story on the Strictly Anonymous podcast, the woman revealed her surprise when, after what she thought had been the perfect date, the man told her that he was actually married.
“We had matched on a dating app, and I had never considered anything non-monogamous before,” she began.
“I grew up really expecting that a goal was to find my person and get married and that was going to be it forever.
“And so when we met, it was like the best first date I had ever been on… It was a great night, and we ended up hooking up in the back seat of his car in the parking lot before we drove home.”
Katie recalled how the pair had continued to chat over the phone as they went their separate ways after the date had ended, and described her surprise at the message she then received the next morning.
“At the time, I had no idea he was married, he did not disclose that,” she admitted.
“Until the next day when he said, ‘hey sorry I lied, I’m actually married, we’re swingers, she knows about everything, I understand if you don’t want to talk to me again, but I’m hoping that you’ll at least hear me out.
“It was such a great night, so then when he sent me that text message the next day, I was devastated, and that’s not even an exaggeration.”
Katie tried to understand why her date hadn’t set out the reality of his situation before the two had even met up, suggesting: “His reasoning was because he didn’t think that I would have met him, which would have been true.”
But, despite her initial reservations, Katie revealed that she eventually decided to become involved with the couple, and acknowledged that they had been hooking up for two years.
She recalled how the pair had met up two weeks after their first date, where the man fielded Katie’s many questions about the situation.
And, after hooking up for a few more weeks, Katie’s date finally suggested that she meet his wife, which she revealed that she nervously agreed to.
She recalled: “I was super nervous, and I didn’t really know what to expect would happen that night.”
But, when things began to escalate, Katie found herself easily getting involved.
She has since interacted with the couple fairly regularly.
In fact, Katie revealed that she had hung out with the man’s wife on her own – but noted that she hadn’t gone on to personally have sex with her.
She added: “I don’t think any of us thought it would be two years later we would still be hanging out, but yeah, it’s worked out pretty well.”
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