Mark Posted January 29, 2017 Share Posted January 29, 2017 Wondering if anyone can relate to my feelings and experiences. I'm very shy, socially anxious, non-introverted. Social situations, especially informal, casual, etc are very difficult and stressful for me to handle. I find romance, monogamy and the concept of couple to be repulsively alien. I like touching, stroking, kissing and cuddling. I feel trapped in a world where the only acceptable forms of relationship appear to be romantic monogamy, which I don't want at all, and (neo) platonic friendship, which is OK in moderation. But as the only possible option seems very bland and unfulfiling. What I've always wanted is to be part of a network type relationship structure including non platonic sensual and/or sexual friendships. This feels just as unattainable as when I was a teenager. Also feel I have neither youth or experience to offer to even one potential partner. The only people I appear able to find in anyway similar are online and much younger than me. So I'm afraid that even if I was some how able to meet I'd just be dismissed as "too old". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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