Dear Partners ID,
All I can say is you were not kidding! We read often where you tell people to wear the jewelry and others will spot you!
This happened on Thursday at Thanksgiving dinner! This would be the last place I would have ever imagined meeting another person in the lifestyle.
I have been in the lifestyle for about 8 years. My boyfriend and I were experimenting with swinging and I loved it. He did not and this actually caused us to break up. Please, no tears, it was for the best.
It has been a wonderful experience for me both as a part of a couple and now as a single woman. The people I meet are friendly and warm and my intention is to find a man (or woman) to be my partner in the lifestyle and possibly more.
My parents are divorced and my dad remarried many years ago. We do not live in the same state and so I do not see him often. This Thanksgiving I was invited to join him and his “other” family for the week. Thanksgiving dinner was at his wife’s daughter’s home. (I suppose I could call her my step sister but I do not.)
Anyway, we arrived at her apartment and there were about 15 people invited for dinner. Of those 15, I knew only 3 people. I knew I was in for a very long and boring night. My dad poured himself a glass of scotch and I asked for the same. The only safe place to sit without having anyone on top of me was a lazy boy chair in the corner of the room. I settled into the chair with my drink and observed the people moving around making small talk.
A couple walked in and they were making their way around the room greeting all of the other guests. When she leaned over to kiss my dad hello I spotted the charms on her necklace as they dangled from her open collared shirt. It was hard to see at first because she had 2 other charms on the necklace, but I was pretty sure she was wearing your pendant.
Finally ater greeting the other guests, she was alone pouring a drink so I made my way over to where she was standing. She turned and smiled, introducing herself. As I shook her hand I looked closely at the necklace and then I knew for sure. The necklace had the lifestyle pendant and a heart on either side of the pendant. Pointing to her necklace I told her I also have the pendant but mine is on an anklet which I never thought to wear for Thanksgiving!
Long story short, we giggled through dinner and made an early exit. My father was thrilled to see me hitting it off with some of his wife’s relatives and we laughed about this in the elevator ride down after dinner. It was an awesome night! I ended up staying at their home for the night (I didn’t say sleeping because we did not sleep until early morning).
Moral of the story: Wear the jewelry! It is true that you never know where you will find someone in the lifestyle!
Thanks and happy holidays!