How was your mum about privacy? That was another thing about my mum: I was her property, and I wasn't allowed to have any boundaries. My room was never my sacred space: even as a teenager she would go through my drawers. When I started smoking I used to have to hide my cigarettes in the garden, wrapped in a plastic bag...!
The pretending thing is quite hard cos' I'm such an honest person, and I hate the thought of one of the closest relationships in my life being based on pleasantries. I also hate the pressure of having to be the model daughter, but this is the only way I've found to genuinely get on with her.
And YEAH! that sounds great
Originally posted by CiKi90
Speaking of social anxiety: when I was a teenager I used to suffer from that really badly, to the point where I was afraid to go outside. It's part of the reason I took so many drugs in my later teens to mid twenties: I couldn't function socially without them. I started working on it though from early twenties and now I'm great socially: I'm really relaxed, and I love meeting new interesting people. So it's definitely something that can be overcome, you know?
I read about your internet dating things before - wasn't one guy a werewolf?! ROFL
And thank you for the compliment
POF - noooooooooooooooooo!!!! I think that's one of the worst sites.... some really dodgy characters on there! In terms of free sites OK Cupid is much better. If I were to do it again I think I'd just go on a paid site though, as a lot of people on the free ones aren't for real.
Worst experiences: someone who got obsessed with me and ended up stalking me... even went so far as to create a false identity of someone I knew of to try and find out more about me; a guy who lied about his age (by 10 years); a guy who cried three times on the first (and only) date. Fun times...!
I also had a stalker from internet dating (see above). I think in some way the internet just fuels those kinds of tendencies in people...