I still feel a twinge every time I see my ex’s name, even though it’s an extremely common one. On Match.com the other day, I received an e-mail flirt from a super cute guy. He looked fun, and I loved his e-mail. A perfect number 3 type e-mail’…until I reached the bottom, where he signed off with the same name as my ex!
Remember Bennifer of 2003… and 2007
I know it shouldn’t be a big deal, but I immediately felt a bit of heartache, and I can’t fully explain why. Here’s my best guess:
During relationships we create extremely strong associations with places and things having to do with that person. For example, I’ll always remember Hoyt Farm as the place I had my first kiss. A certain Chinese restaurant still brings back memories of another ex. Even a piece of a particular kind of chocolate can send me on a trip down ex-boyfriend memory lane. So I can only imagine how hard it would be date someone who shared a name with my most recent ex!
In the end, I decided to write the Match.com guy back, but I won’t lie: I really did have to stop and think about it for a while.
__Have you ever dated two guys with the same name? What about dating a guy whose name is the same as your dad’s?! I’m being silly about all this? More details about our e-mail flirtation to come on Monday! __
More on ex’s names:
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What Were The Names of Your Past Boyfriends? Did You Like Their Names?
My Boyfriend Has the Same Name as a Professional Athlete!
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