Mayor Pete: I Came Out Because I Wanted To Date

CNN reports:

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, described how his life would have been if he’d come out sooner.

“I came out because I wanted to date. If dating had been available to me in my 20s I’m not sure I’d have gotten nearly as much done,” he said. “The city was a jealous bride and I was fine with that, up to a point.”

Buttigieg, who served as a naval officer in Afghanistan, said he came out after he came back from his deployment. That’s when he said he “started thinking about how you only get to live one life.”