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The Hookup: The Gringo

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The Hookup: The Gringo

The gringo from my baraja reading appeared at the Lovemionline Sex Toy Auction. He stood by the entrance looking cool with a trench coat and a long, gray scarf. Seconds later, he walked over to my friend Irene, who pulled me over to introduce us. We greeted each other with a quick hello and peck on the cheek.

I didn’t think much of our brief exchange and soon ran on stage to host the event. I entertained the crowd by joking about my single status. “All I need is a good looking man who treats me well, has ambition and an unlimited, monthly Metrocard,” I bantered. The audience laughed, including Mr. Gringo, who had purchased a book of illustrations on sexual positions.

The event came to a close and Mr. Gringo left without saying goodbye. But he did invite Irene to a shindig at his apartment the following night. “He told me to bring you,” Irene said as we cleaned up. I told her I’d think about it, but the following day I was too tired to party, so I spend my night under the covers, cruising through Facebook.

Hours later, I received an email. The subject line read, “Hey I have a friend with a Metrocard”, and the profile photo sitting next to the message was none other than Mr. Gringo’s. I reread the subject line again, unsure if I wanted to read the contents of his email. Was there a spark when I met him? Did I even do a triple take? I questioned. No, not really, so I decided to read his email later. I was in no rush to reply to any man. Besides, I was already snuggled up with me, myself and I. He could definitely wait.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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