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curl-6 said:

Yeah it ain't easy being weird haha. Not gonna lie, there's been many a time I wished I was more "normal" but then I wouldn't be me, and after many years I've finally reached the point where I kinda like who I am.

It was my first gf's birthday when I met her, she normally doesn't party but went out to the University bar to celebrate her 26th. We danced and then I offered to walk her home; we didn't do anything more than kiss that night but I did get her number and we went from there. We were together 18 months and it was mostly amazing but my inexperience kinda messed it up in the end. Oh well, you live and you learn.

I actually tried to be more "normal" during my teens and my first years of college, but that didn't work, so in the end I just chose to be myself. Most people don't understand that, it's like if it was a bad thing or something, like if I was living my life the wrong way, but few times in my life I've been happier that the months and years after I fully accepted myself and my weirdness. There's nothing like finding inner peace.

That's a lovely story, even if it didn't end well. 18 amazing months are always better that 18 bad years. Actually, 18 months is longer than all my "serious" relationships combined, and I can't even say they were mostly amazing; they were good at best. So kudos for that!



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Verter said:
curl-6 said:

Yeah it ain't easy being weird haha. Not gonna lie, there's been many a time I wished I was more "normal" but then I wouldn't be me, and after many years I've finally reached the point where I kinda like who I am.

It was my first gf's birthday when I met her, she normally doesn't party but went out to the University bar to celebrate her 26th. We danced and then I offered to walk her home; we didn't do anything more than kiss that night but I did get her number and we went from there. We were together 18 months and it was mostly amazing but my inexperience kinda messed it up in the end. Oh well, you live and you learn.

I actually tried to be more "normal" during my teens and my first years of college, but that didn't work, so in the end I just chose to be myself. Most people don't understand that, it's like if it was a bad thing or something, like if I was living my life the wrong way, but few times in my life I've been happier that the months and years after I fully accepted myself and my weirdness. There's nothing like finding inner peace.

That's a lovely story, even if it didn't end well. 18 amazing months are always better that 18 bad years. Actually, 18 months is longer than all my "serious" relationships combined, and I can't even say they were mostly amazing; they were good at best. So kudos for that!

Thanks man, and yeah I completely agree, I too tried hard to emulate normality during my early 20s and it was exhausting and demoralizing. I'm much happier now that I've learned to be okay with being a bit strange, I'm glad you've found that peace as well.

It's weird, since that first relationship I've never had another one anywhere near as serious or long lasting, just one disastrous two month deal in 2014, then five years of nothing, then a casual relationship for a few months last year. I wish I'd worked things out with my original gf and stayed with her. Hope one day I can find someone else that I click with so well.



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curl-6 said:

Thanks man, and yeah I completely agree, I too tried hard to emulate normality during my early 20s and it was exhausting and demoralizing. I'm much happier now that I've learned to be okay with being a bit strange, I'm glad you've found that peace as well.

It's weird, since that first relationship I've never had another one anywhere near as serious or long lasting, just one disastrous two month deal in 2014, then five years of nothing, then a casual relationship for a few months last year. I wish I'd worked things out with my original gf and stayed with her. Hope one day I can find someone else that I click with so well.

Just PM'd you to avoid derailing.

OT, I'm still 30 and that won't change until a few months from now.

Last edited by Verter - on 08 December 2020

I have periods of social disconnection, it's a part of me that I need and keenly embrace. I'll still log in and read news and threads during those times, but I won't be (very) active on the site, so I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause (late answers, bumps or the like).

Also...

Please, feel free to correct my English.

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