Grant, a Leo, and Michael, a Sagittarius, first met 21 years ago through a mutual friend. Grant worked with a woman who was curious if her roommate, Michael, was gay. Putting his gaydar abilities to use, Grant investigated. “I thought he was a nerd,” says Grant, who remembers seeing Michael on the couch watching Star Wars. “He was a cute, young man who needed to get laid.”
The two began dating one drunken night at Woody’s after Grant made a move. “The relationship was like a bullet train,” says Grant. “It was pretty instant,” adds Michael. For their first date, the couple went out for a gourmet meal with rounds of drinks. When the bill came, Grant realized he didn’t have enough to pay it and borrowed money from Michael. “To this day I joke that he is still with me because I owe him $200 from 21 years ago,” says Grant with a laugh.
For fun the couple enjoys cooking and playing games together. “We’ve nested,” says Grant. “We’re like a married couple.” Like every married couple, they can get annoyed with each other from time to time. Grant says he hates Michael’s snoring, while Grant’s non-stop chatting can be a lot for Michael to handle. “We haven’t really changed each other in 21 years,” says Grant. “Our differences brought us together. Michael keeps the roof over our heads and I keep the beer in the fridge.” What’s their secret? “We don’t fight,” says Grant. “We’re friends, not drama queens.
We look into the future and know it gets better.”