Missed the boat dating
Is is there no hope of meeting skmeone if I hate online dating?
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... I would solicit some feedback from my friends to help answer those questions and start making adjustments accordingly. I think what starts to happen is that my friends steer their dates in the direction of frustration and absurdity in order to replicate that feeling of surprise and astonishment that they later share with their friends. That's not a bad thing, but it sets up a competition between your social success and dating success which puts pressure on your dates to go bad. One thing I want to bring to your attention is the story-telling. Their frustrating dating life becomes a source of material and their friends begin expecting them to provide some type of entertainment in the form of a frustrating or absurd dating story.What it meant is that I entered university at 20 feeling like an old man already, and unable to relate to young people just wanting to have fun a virgin and socially clueless with the opposite sex.What I could not have predicted was the nightmare that befell upon me when I was 20, because after only a month of being at uni I got smacked with bipolarism, a mental after shock of some pretty horrific teenage years.Is it even POSSIBLE to find a PG-13 "romance" at my age?
I had really bad social anxiety growing up (not that it ever really went away, just that I'm better at identifying it and trying to trudge along in spite of it now), so my social and emotional growth was never really on par with other people my age.
I remember kids my age having nothing better to do than to spend their holidays going out and having fun with the opposite sex, I missed this period of my life besides I had never even met girls until I was 17-18.
What I didn't realise was that even though I had to grow up quite fast and be the "man" for my mother was just how damaged mentally I had become by the time I reached 20, for although I managed to steer my mother in the right direction and make some really tough business decisions (I look back and smile at how brilliant I was in such a horrible situation), I realise only now how messed up I'd already become, with a crippled self esteem from it all, and my mother eventually reverting to her old ways anyhow.
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