|Oh, Man, do I ever agree!|
My obstacle in dating is that I am a writer. Therefore I enjoy a lot of quiet and time alone with which to think clearly. This was not often appreciated by a lot of past dates. They thought I was lazy, a bookworm, not social or outgoing enough. And they complained I was a know-it-all. So I learned in my most recent on-line ad to say upfront in the opening lines that I love to write and crave time alone to write and shared quiet times meditating, doing yoga, going for long nature walks. At the very beginning of my ad I chose one key word below my title to summarize: INTELLECTUAL. That way I knew in case I got stuck with a bad date they were hopefully going to have some exciting scientific, political or philosophical tidbits for me to feed my brain with.
All though school I was teased and bullied. I desperately wanted to make friends, but I was operating on an adult level with an adult vocabulary. I mean, how many children read thick tomes about Napoleon and Hitler at age 8? But as long as I hid my geekiness and tried to pretend to be ultra cool, chic and Miss Popular, the harder it was for a man to appreciate my love of history, philosophy and politics.
I am updating this post so please bear with me while I flesh out these points. The rest will be back and more thoroughly expanded on in a series of posts. Thanks for your deep interest in this subject.