Sam is a 20 year old that gets to be everything but. His mother died two year prior and now he’s running her diner and trying to raise his little brother. He has no time for anything personal, like dating.
Denver works for a charity and is surrounded by happy couples. He’d like to join them in his bliss but his status as an HIV positive male makes it hard. Then he finds himself spending more and more time at the diner conversing and ogling his server Sam.
Both are busy men. How can they carve time out of their schedules for each other? Or will that be their downfall?
M4M is a story that follows Ethan Schwartz through three major events of his life: finding love, losing life as he knows it, finding happiness again.
In section one Rick reminds us of the tortures of online dating. The social stigma to be perfect when the whole reason you’re on the dating site is because you know you’re not.
Section two we witness Ethan breakdown after his life is completely altered by a simple phrase spoken by his doctor. He feels betrayed, bitter, angry, and more alone than ever. We get to see him rise from the ashes and find his balance again.
In section two our hearts are ripped out by the raw pain that Ethan is going through. His grieve leaks from the pages of the story and into our hearts. It takes a blast from his past to really motivate him to accept happiness again.