I would like to rant for a moment about the frankly bourgeois assumption that simply because I am not involved with anyone at the moment I am looking to be involved with someone in the near future.

Because, frankly, as amusing as it was at first to watch one of my coworkers try to set me up with people, it has quickly passed into the realm of leave it the fuck alone already. Because, frankly, I have almost zero interest in dating. Anyone. Male or female. I'm not opposed to the idea, I just... have very little interest in it. Though I hesitate to label myself, I wouldn't be surprised if one day I do choose to call myself asexual, if panromantic.

But it's not like I can tell my coworker any of this. She has trouble even with homosexuality, and trying to explain that, yes, I feel perfectly content as I am without feeling the need to seek out a partner of any kind proved ultimately fruitless. She is of the opinion that no one can be happy unless they are in a relationship, and that the ultimate goal in life is to be in one.

Personally, I feel more attached to many of you, whom I've only spoken with online, than I have with anyone in RL, for any reason. But again, try to explain to her that online relationships are just as fulfilling (if not more so, to me) than RL ones.

I dunno. She may have a point about the loneliness, but I'm pretty sure my depression won't magically go away if I get a boyfriend/girlfriend. All I do know is, its gotten to the point of irritation, and I really hope she drops it soon.
Its surprising then that she hasnt had more RL moments in her life. Then again lm judging from a different perspective of a different ciuntry and from a city

In a few years she will have grown a bit.

I also suppose than the way mum brought me up despite my father being prejudiced against certain races lm very open minded and generally consider myself unprejudiced but maybe there might be the odd instance in there that l am unaware of when it happens but when it comes to sexuality l do not see people as different as you know.

I try not to be prejuiced.

Growing up we didnt have a lot of money but we had love and family and a view of the world passed down through my mums side to accept people for themselves and not their appearence or beliefs. We learned to look past the immediate appearence to the person inside. My aunt Lynda was born with a purple birthmark across half her face when l look at her l dont see the mark l just see my aunt. That l think could be why l dont see race or colour when l see people. I also had numerous gay friends and collegues that l dont see that being a difference.
Exactly. I don't care what people do with their lives or what their background is, unless it hurts somebody - or themselves. Unfortunately, not everyone is so openminded, and even if they are not actively bigoted they can be casually so without even realizing it.
Yes very unfortunate

But you know who your friends are especially through thick and thin moments of your life and if they accept you for who you are. Real friends are those who become your chosen family.