At least I was honest on MY profile.

I spent a long time last night having conversations with friends that were rife with me apologizing for having feelings. I wish I could kick that habit. Small talk is so boring.


I once dated someone who started telling me little bits about his past problems (war veteran. Military secrets, what really went down in Afghanistan, and how that haunted him for over a decade.) some time around the 2nd date. Then he never ever said anything personal and emotional for the following relationship (a year). Kept saying “I’ve told you more personal stuff than I’ve told anyone else I know!”
Didn’t want to listen to anything emotional and personal I told him about my past either. “You’re not the only one who’s suffering! You don’t know what I’ve been through!”, “Well, then tell me.” I said “I want to hear about your feelings.” But he just refused.
I thought this was really weird. Until a while after it was over, and he started dating someone else. Who told me he’d done the same thing to her.
Apparently that was a trick; telling potential love interests and friends little tidbits that makes them feel SO trusted and close to him. Which lulls them into a false sense of security. And makes sure he never needs to get close and personal with that person again.
So that’s one way it can be interpreted if people get too personal on a first date :/

“I spent a long time last night having conversations with friends that were rife with me apologizing for having feelings.”

This is my life. Hope we can both kick that habit soon.

Way to effectively use downward scrolling to spring that one! Great comic! I just reddit-ified it in a couple different spots. I hope you get a huge onrush of new readers!!!

Heh. Reminds me of how I put out a “safe” vibe so I end up having people confide in me with their darkest secrets. I remember one girl who admitted to having attempted suicide and then blinked and said “I have no idea why I just told you that…” (that and the time a cartoonist admitted to me via e-mail that her husband had left her and having no idea why she was telling me).

So, no. Doesn’t phase me in the least. ^^;;

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