Darren Sharp

“I’m very comfortable with my personality and my sexuality,” he would tell me later. “No subject is taboo to me.”

I should preface by saying that I’m not actually dating anyone right now, so I’ll be using my relationship with my summer boyfriend as my yardstick. Josh, if you read this: I’m sorry, but journalism calls.

All it takes is a single smile from a complete stranger and you’re hooked. You’re much more prepared to lose yourself in somebody during July, when each decision you make carries a little less weight and staring into someone’s eyes for hours while laying in the sun feels like the most natural activity in the world.

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