Quite some time ago, I created an account on The Knot so that I could look up things for weddings with which I was helping. I entered in fake information for the wedding date and used my ex (at the time current) boyfriend's name as the groom. I got an e-mail mentioning that we got married last weekend. *sigh* I'd completely forgotten about it or I would have changed that stuff. The really sad part is that I was with that guy forever and really thought I would marry him.
I'm going to go crawl in a hole now.
Oh, ouch! Having something like that come at you when you'd forgotten all about it can't be pleasant.
If it helps... I'm writing a young adult romance, and for the main character's love life I'm naturally drawing a lot on my own experience of being in love... from almost 20 years ago. Yep, it's been that long since I've been in a romantic relationship
, and I'm having to draw on my feelings about this guy who turned out to be a real flake and broke my heart.
Naturally, I'm drawing a lot on my imagination too, of course. But sometimes I'll think, where did that gesture (idea, exchange) come from? And remember.
I really would like to be in another relationship
so that flake won't be "the only" [so many things in my life]. He doesn't deserve such status.