Clearly spending far too much time at , I decided to broaden my horizons and find out what the haps was on our young Montrose women who are stuck between a rock and a bad relationship. When I saw the irritated eye rolls and distressed annoyance on Heather Rose’s face as she spoke confidentially to her BFF, I knew there had to be a man involved. And it wasn’t against my better judgment or eavesdropping nature to jump in and pry almost immediately.
Name: Heather Rose
Occupation: L.A. City Council Aide
Current Location: The Coffee Bean
Relationship Status: It’s Complicated
Interested In: A mature and honest officer of the law.
Are you from around here?
I’m from Tujunga. But I kind of, sort of, live in La Crescenta.
I have an apartment that I don’t live at full time.
Who lives there?
Really? So, where are you living while he is there?
With my parents.
Score. So, things are going well I take it.
Oh, yeah. Very well.
How long has this been happening?
On and off for over six years.
That’s a long time and you look very young. How old are you?
Oh, my God. So, you were like 18 when you started him?
Yeah. The relationship has problems. We are still technically together, but nearing the end of the road, I think.
Why not just break up?
I tried to last night, but it didn’t work very well.
Did he freak out?
Yea. Which is OK, because the last time he tried to break up with me last year, I freaked out on him.
Super fun. So now what?
At this point, he either has to get his act together, or I’m going to get my name off the lease.
What part of his act needs tampering?
That means he needs to stop being a douchebag in every aspect.
Sounds like he has a lot of work ahead of him. Does he have a ?
Yes. He’s actually 20 years older than me.
That would make him 44 … quite the mathematician I am.
I tend to gravitate towards people who are older than me. I think he is mentally 16, permanently.
Are you mentally finished with this?
I‘m stepping back from the situation at this point. I have invested so much time that I am hesitant to walk away.
That’s the best reason to walk away!
It should be, but things were not bad until recently.
What three qualities do you like most in a man?
Is your boyfriend honest?
No. And being dependable is important.
Is he dependable?
No. Not anymore. Responsible would be the last one I would want.
Going well so far. What does he do?
He’s a officer.
Oh, wow. Really? That would be so strange.
I work with cops all the time, so it’s not so strange for me.
Do you have one of those secret society stickers on your car that keeps you from being pulled over for speeding and stuff?
No, I don’t. But I have a coin that I keep in my wallet that’s from my boyfriend’s department that I can show to officers, and it got me out of a ticket once.
Any nightmare dating stories?
I went on a date with a guy I knew from about two years ago. I was on a "break" with my boyfriend. He took me wine tasting, and then we had dinner at the . We had two bottles of wine between us. It was going great, but I realized I was fairly intoxicated. When he pulled into my driveway, my drunkeness was apparent, and I was so embarrassed that I didn't even hug him or say goodnight before hurrying out of his car. I then proceeded to walk three feet and fall into one of the cactuses that my mom has in her front yard. In front of this guy! Needless to say, we never went out again, and I spent the rest of the night with my mom, pulling cactus spines out of my arms and sides.
That is the best story ever! I just love a good "falling on your ass" story. Dreams for the future?
My dream growing up was to get married in .
Find a great guy and I hope at the very least you get to keep that coin.
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