After grabbing drinks a couple of times, she and I fell into a comfortable, primarily sexual relationship. There was nothing to worry about. She agreed and gave both of us her number. As we got off the train, Ian and I both casually suggested we catch up some time. She definitely had our undivided attention at this point.
Emily showed up looking fantastic, but visibly nervous.
She went on to say that she had gotten out of a long-term relationship just a few days before and that she had plenty of opinions on the topic of emotional openness in a relationship. To this day, I am blown away by how much courage that took. When we spoke about it later, we agreed it felt natural to help the other enjoy the experience. I was finally able to overcome the indecision and awkwardness plaguing all of us, and kick off what turned out to be an amazing night. In the exchange that followed, Ian and I both expressed interest and invited her to explore the details more thoroughly.