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I was really into her – until she brought her biphobic friend along to our date

dating suggested a friend of hers join us at Brighton Pride, I was actually quite pleased. I thought the fact she wanted to introduce me to someone she cared about was a sign that things were going well. After matching on Tinder, Clea* and I had been hanging out for a month or so.

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