I got to know Tunde through one of our mutual colleagues, Bayo, when I just finished my youth service and was working with a telecommunications company.
He was a jovial, good looking guy who could pass for a Casanova just by mere appearance but as time went on I realized that he was a simple, down to earth fellow.
Though he was a managerial staff, he didn't mind giving any of us, the marketing team, a ride whenever we closed from work.
I got married to my college sweetheart during my youth service so I was totally off the market and didn't think I'd ever be interested any other man.
What else was I looking for? I was married to the love of my life. Right?
Tunde and I only got talking about 2 weeks after we met and it was nothing serious, just work and life generally.
I worked with the company for about 7 months before I left for a better offer, and we lost contact.
Ten years later just after my 32nd birthday, I met Tunde at the bank during one of my visits to the ATM. Though time had happened between us, there was little change in our appearance and we recognized each other instantly.
After the usual catching up, we exchanged contacts and parted ways hoping to keep in touch. Subsequently, we commented on each other's WhatsApp status and began to build a friendship from there.
One thing led to another and we agreed to hang out after work one evening. It was a friendly meeting and we enjoyed each other's company.
Months later, after several chats and calls we met again and Tunde couldn't help expressing himself to me.
Though he was married with kids he couldn't resist the attraction. He said he was falling for me.
I knew already because I saw the way he looked at me each time we met. I must confess I was beginning to feel him too.
Sometimes he'll screen grab my picture from my status and zoom it to emphasize on how beautiful and photogenic I am, then send it back to me.
This always made me blush and feel special. He'd call me for several long minutes and make me laugh like a secondary school girl that just received a love letter from her crush. It seemed like the most exciting time of my life.