As we entered the club, my rather youngish date, let's call him Guy, held my hand and asked me, "So, you really erased him from your Friendster?"
I nodded. I could barely hear him; George Michael's "As" was blasting throughout the place.
Guy laughed as we proceeded to the bar. He ordered beers for the both of us and we settled onto a nearby booth.
"Is this a habit of yours? Deleting people from your Friendster account if you're not on good terms with them?" he asked me.
I pondered the question, "I've done it twice only. And I have over five hundred friendsters."
"Why did you do it?" Guy asked.
"I guess siguro dahil ayaw kong makita kung ano na nangyayari sa buhay niya," I replied, "If he wants to ruin his life, then so be it. It's his decision. Kawawa na lang siya pag nalaman niya kung ano pinagsasabi ng mga ka-partee niya."
"That's sad," Guy asked, "I would just die if those kinds of rumors were spreading about me."
"I know right," I said, while glancing around the club, "Sandali, tell me the truth, am I the oldest guy in this place?"
Guy looked around, "Ummm... I think the owner is older than you."
I laughed, "God, I feel so old. Look, even the bartenders are younger than me."
"Hahahah! Ok lang yun, dude," Guy chuckled.
After a few more beers, our conversation steered back into the sordid shores of Friendster.
"So, did you ever hook up with anyone you just knew from Friendster?" Guy asked, slurring a little, I think he was getting a bit drunk.
"Me? No! Ew, the mere thought," I answered, "Although, not to brag or anything, but I have had my share of indecent proposals from the net, ahehehehe."
"Really?" he asked.
"Always the tone of surprise," I smiled, "Yes, I have gotten a few, ummm, sensual messages from chubby chasers online."
"Chubby chasers?" Guy said.
"Yes, you know, those folks who have a penchant for the flab," I replied.
"I see..." Guy said. A few minutes of silence.
"Do you think I'm a chubby chaser?" he asked, softly, shyly.
I couldn't answer right away. I mean, the boy did ask me out for a date. Pero feeling ko naman kasi natutuwa lang siya sa humor ko. Not because he was attracted or something.
"I think you're a very nice boy," I finally answered.
We both laughed at that.