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Old 2009-10-28, 18:39   Link #2081
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AGREED COMPLETELY.

I get so worried that even if someone likes the way I look and I like the way they look, I just wonder if they can tolerate me.
The guy I used to love was actually just as much of a geek as I am, if not worse. Our problems stemmed from other factors.
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Old 2009-10-28, 22:09   Link #2082
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Yay. I don't have to hide in a closet. At least, not in here. Why can't people in real life be as tolerant as people in the Internet?

@Cheyannew

I'll try to get to know them better, certainly, but I don't really think that telling them I'm lesbian by that time isn't such a good idea, since they may not be the type who tolerate different genders. If they're at least okay with me, then I guess I'll continue being friends with them. If not, then... Woosh! Bye bye, amigas.

And oh! One of my major crushes (let's call her K) was absent for almost a week! >.< She came back today, and I was planning to ask her how she was doing and all that, but I didn't get a chance to do so since we had a test during that class! Darn, why is it so hard to make new friends??? I guess socializing isn't one of my strong points. :/ ... T_T I am such a noooob...

@Synthaesthetic

Hmm.. You're trans, and lesbian? So you're a male to female, and you're a homosexual... Hmm... Wonder how that works, when you were a guy in the first place. Correct me if I'm wrong. Kinda confused here.

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Old 2009-10-28, 22:14   Link #2083
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Yay. I don't have to hide in a closet. At least, not in here. Why can't people in real life be as tolerant as people in the Internet?
The internet has a sort of anonymity which is very nice, here I'm able to talk about things I'd not be able to talk about to people face to face, and there is a certain level of trust available to total strangers who have no vested interest in your outcome, but choose to help anyway, over people who may know you closer.

Despite some sites giving it a bad reputation the internet (hate machine) is a rather tolerant place, but it's a double edged sword of course.

This place is just cool imo :thumbsup:
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Old 2009-10-29, 01:42   Link #2084
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So I guess my situation isn't doing much better...

It was going alright at first, we would still text often and still see each other a bit when we could, and we both would still say I love you...until about Sunday when she started to text me, etc less. I thought it was because I was sick at first and she was letting me rest, but it kept getting less and less, which isnt like us at all, this kept on till Tuesday. Then that evening she stopped by with her mom really quick and brought me some brownies she made for me. So I thought things were going good again, but then that night the same thing happened. I finally asked her if somthing was bothering her or if I had done somthing wrong and that she could talk to me about anything at all, and she just said I hadn't done anything wrong. We did a tiny bit of smalltalk about us, but she stopped after-awhile. Today I was hoping would be better since we have class together today, but she practically ignored me the whole time, and the only time she even said anything at all to me was when I asked her somthing, which she just replied with the quick response. Then she left without saying goodbye and hasn't talked to me all night. So I have no idea what's going on. ......

On a side note: Her parents are having a Halloween party with a bunch of their friends Saturday and they invited me to come, which I'm not so sure if I still should now since she'll be there and I really don't think I can do another 'awkard-ignore-each-other' night...
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Old 2009-10-29, 22:23   Link #2085
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@ Everyone

Yay. I don't have to hide in a closet. At least, not in here. Why can't people in real life be as tolerant as people in the Internet?
Because it's the little things that set us off. You're reading what I'm writing, and in your mind you're visualizing me and perhaps have a voice for what I'm saying. All of that is coming from you, so unless I say something that offends you, you're likely to visualize me in a manner that is pleasing to you.

Offline, you don't get that choice. You can interpret my words, but the tone is mine, my appearance is mine, any potentially annoying mannerisms that I have are also out of your control. Add to that the fact that I may give body language that would confuse you or make you think that I was meaning something other than what I said, and you can see how much more easily conflicts would arise.

So you're a lesbian? That's perfectly fine, and we could get along just fine. On the other hand I've met some lesbians whose appearance (extremely flamboyant, yet somehow "stereotypically lesbian") would simply make me uncomfortable to associate with them. In that case their sexual orientation itself has nothing to do with it, it's just them.

But if you were referring purely to the people who bash homosexuals (among other groups), they're on the internet, as well. Just not here, because most of us here either are or used to be social outcasts, and thus we're not likely to attack other "outcast" groups.

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Hmm.. You're trans, and lesbian? So you're a male to female, and you're a homosexual... Hmm... Wonder how that works, when you were a guy in the first place. Correct me if I'm wrong. Kinda confused here.
She went from being a male to being a female, but maintained the preference for women. So she is biologically heterosexual (at the genetic level), but mentally/physiologically homosexual.

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It was going alright at first, we would still text often and still see each other a bit when we could, and we both would still say I love you...until about Sunday when she started to text me, etc less. I thought it was because I was sick at first and she was letting me rest, but it kept getting less and less, which isnt like us at all, this kept on till Tuesday. Then that evening she stopped by with her mom really quick and brought me some brownies she made for me. So I thought things were going good again, but then that night the same thing happened. I finally asked her if somthing was bothering her or if I had done somthing wrong and that she could talk to me about anything at all, and she just said I hadn't done anything wrong. We did a tiny bit of smalltalk about us, but she stopped after-awhile. Today I was hoping would be better since we have class together today, but she practically ignored me the whole time, and the only time she even said anything at all to me was when I asked her somthing, which she just replied with the quick response. Then she left without saying goodbye and hasn't talked to me all night. So I have no idea what's going on. ......

On a side note: Her parents are having a Halloween party with a bunch of their friends Saturday and they invited me to come, which I'm not so sure if I still should now since she'll be there and I really don't think I can do another 'awkard-ignore-each-other' night...
You're worrying too much that there's something on your end. If you presented yourself in an open manner and told her that she could tell you if you'd done something wrong and she said that you had not, you have to believe her. If you can't trust her the relationship will disintegrate. Granted, I would not tell you to stop considering that you've done something wrong entirely - there's always the chance that she's too afraid to tell you, even though you presented yourself in an open manner. But for now, drop it.

Instead, focus on her. Is there something going on in her life that's bothering her? Is she depressed? Worried? Anxious? You don't want to come off as a therapist or problem-solver, but you should probably reassure her that you're here for her if she ever needs someone to talk to or just be comforted by (don't speak under the assumption that something is terribly wrong, though - I don't know about other people, but I tend to get miffed when people act as though something terrible must have happened to me when in reality I'm just feeling normal).

I'd go to the party. Maybe it will just be another awkward night, but maybe not. Again, focus on her - how would she feel if you didn't show up? You'd probably introduce doubt into her mind that you care about her at all, or still like her. You do care about her, don't you? So you want to avoid even potentially getting those types of thoughts into her head. Honestly, even if (worst case scenario) she's thinking of breaking up with you or something of that sort, and you spend that night awkwardly and then get dumped the following day, you can't assume that's what it is. You'd be making this potential sacrifice for her, and for the relationship that the two of you share.

Give her some time, and try not to stew over it. If this keeps up for more than two weeks or so, you can increase your aggressiveness about finding out what's going on.
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Old 2009-10-29, 23:45   Link #2086
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@Synthaesthetic

Hmm.. You're trans, and lesbian? So you're a male to female, and you're a homosexual... Hmm... Wonder how that works, when you were a guy in the first place. Correct me if I'm wrong. Kinda confused here.

~Maki, The Child of Darkness
Ledgem pretty much nailed it. My gender identity is not a consequence of my sexuality and vice versa. They're interrelated of course, since sexuality often depends on both physiology and psychology, but not a result of the other.

A lot of folk expect me to like men and get confused when I tell them I like women. ^^; There's some misconception that transgendered people "change" because of their sexuality, which is usually never true. A rather large percentage of trans females are attracted to other women.
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Old 2009-10-30, 00:21   Link #2087
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Thanks Ledgem. Yeah I haven't tried to talk to her today at all and a little while ago, she texted me saying she is/was frustrated at me and thats why she has been acting like this, and that I apparently piss her off alot and she's done for now. So atleast I got my answer.. I don't think I'll be going to the party now, I'm just gonna give her time away from me, see if she still wants anything to do with me.
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Old 2009-10-30, 08:54   Link #2088
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I'm sorry to hear that, and it's also too bad that she wasn't more up-front with you about voicing things that annoyed her. It isn't easy to do, telling someone you're intimate with that they're doing something that bothers you, but for a relationship to work long-term it needs to be done (because the chances of finding someone who does absolutely nothing that annoys you for your entire life are slim to none).

You seem to be taking it well, though - good for you.
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Old 2009-10-30, 13:20   Link #2089
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UltimaWolf, from what I can tell you've done nothing wrong. She wanted the space to get away from you and figure herself out, and you gave her that space and haven't been bothering her about it. At this point, whatever's going on, it's out of your hands and completely in hers. Though I'm still sorry to hear that now she's avoiding you. I'm also going to echo what Ledgem said: to make a relationship work, you need to be honest about everything, including your flaws and little annoyances. Trying to hide something like that or cover it up only makes things worse in the long run.

Glad to see you're taking it in stride, though. I wish you luck.
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Old 2009-10-31, 01:00   Link #2090
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Thanks Ledgem and RadiantBeam Yeah I guess I'm taking it alright, I'm just optimistic it'll all work out I guess...Though I really don't get women .

Like I mentioned I wasn't planning on talking to her unless she talked to me, so I wake up today with a text from her, asking about my flu shot I was getting today...yeah pretty trivial but whatever. So I reply back, and she keeps talking to me until I head to work. Then she texts me later that shes coming up to work for some reason, I'm at lunch at this time sitting in my car, she pulls up next to me evenutally. I don't make any move to try and talk to her or anything but she comes over to me and talks for a bit, etc. Then later on that night she starts texting me again and its slow at work so we began talking about all our different surgeries and reasons for going to the hospital in our life and just random stuff.
We pretty much continue texting each other till I get off, when she starts to talk about work and how she hates it, we talk about that for awhile, but eventually I say somthing stupid and screw it up So she's kinda mad at me again..Ah well Atleast we talked, and we both work the same shift tomorrow....and then theres the party...so we'll see how all this goes.
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Old 2009-10-31, 01:02   Link #2091
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Well, I get some women, but I don't get your girlfriend. I'll be interested to see what was on her mind during this time period, if she ever tells you more about it.
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Old 2009-10-31, 14:25   Link #2092
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Hell, I'm a woman and half the time I don't understand some of the women I meet or know. I certainly don't understand your girlfriend, here.... I'd love to hear her explaination for why she was acting like this.
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Old 2009-10-31, 21:43   Link #2093
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Maybe she's your regular tsundere?
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Old 2009-10-31, 22:06   Link #2094
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Maybe she's your regular tsundere?
+9000 if she has twintails.

Some girls are like that though...I remember this friend of mine would get so angry at me over little things, and usually at the flick of a switch.

She's since mellowed out a lot.
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Old 2009-10-31, 22:11   Link #2095
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I think maybe she's sort of beating herself up over something she did, or maybe something you did but didn't realize.

I think it's all her problems in her head, from what you've said you didn't do anything wrong, and I really don't think you did. I'd leave her to figure it out herself :P, but be there for her obviously.



In news with me, just got home from a date with the girl, went great. The Vampire's Assistant has reaffirmed my enjoyment of Darren Shan as an author, and it gave me a bit of confidence with the girl, who I get to see a lot this week.

Sorry to post a positive thing in this thread, I feel kinda bad not having to come here for advice, but I feel like bragging :P
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Old 2009-10-31, 22:26   Link #2096
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+9000 if she has twintails.

Some girls are like that though...I remember this friend of mine would get so angry at me over little things, and usually at the flick of a switch.

She's since mellowed out a lot.
Oooh yeah, I also remember this girl back when I was about 12. You know, it's the period during our development where girls are actually larger and stronger than guys? Yup, she used that to good effect. Was a right terror chasing smaller guys and laying a smackdown on them for the smallest thing.

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In news with me, just got home from a date with the girl, went great. The Vampire's Assistant has reaffirmed my enjoyment of Darren Shan as an author, and it gave me a bit of confidence with the girl, who I get to see a lot this week.

Sorry to post a positive thing in this thread, I feel kinda bad not having to come here for advice, but I feel like bragging :P
LOL. If I were to report what I did a couple of nights ago, now that would have been bragging.
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Old 2009-11-01, 00:29   Link #2097
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How do I get more physical with girls? I have encountered 0 problems talking to them, but I know I need to start escalating things once I meet them or I'll be put in the dreaded friend zone. I just feel so uncomfortable touching other people (besides a hug) and I know it would be very uncomfortable (creepish) for the girl if I feel uncomfortable myself.

Also, anyone have anyway to get my mind off of girls constantly? I really have no idea how to stop obsessing over them, I try to stay busy with school and such but it still is there in the back of my head.
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Old 2009-11-01, 15:59   Link #2098
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For getting more physical with girls, it's very important that you take the time to build a bond with them and become a friend they feel comfortable around; that way, when you do touch them in a way that isn't a hug, they might find it a little odd but they wouldn't mind it overwise because they know you and they trust you. Trying to do something like that to a person you barely know doesn't work.

Tips for keeping your mind off girls... I just say continue to focus on school, or pick up a hobby for something else you like so you're keeping your mind busy and don't think about them so much.

Hope this helps. ^__^
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Old 2009-11-01, 16:15   Link #2099
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I would suggest what Radiantbeam about girls in terms of touching. When you have that bond going on, places it's socially acceptable to touch can be seen through body language. When a girl talks to you, she'll often point her legs towards you if she's interested, will touch you (remember grade school? when girls hit/touch you it's a good thing), or will get fidgetty -- keep brushing her hair, play with her keys, etc. This all sounds pretty obvious but it's pretty basic/easy signs to see if they are into you.

If you see some of these signs, their arm, slightly above the elbow is ok when you have to lean in to talk to them, if you're in a crowded and loud place for instance. Creates a small but important physical bond with the person. Plus no girl is going to yell at you for slightly touching her arm. As things progress, the small of their back is ok, (as if you were doing the waltz with them), and if you've made it this far, you'll probably be able to figure out on your own what's ok and what's not.

best of luck! ;3
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Old 2009-11-01, 16:41   Link #2100
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Though I really don't get women .
You know, it's not as if all women understand all men either =D

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How do I get more physical with girls? I have encountered 0 problems talking to them, but I know I need to start escalating things once I meet them or I'll be put in the dreaded friend zone. I just feel so uncomfortable touching other people (besides a hug) and I know it would be very uncomfortable (creepish) for the girl if I feel uncomfortable myself.
You don't need to absolutely get physical with girls to hit on some of them (at least at the beginning), y'know.

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Also, anyone have anyway to get my mind off of girls constantly? I really have no idea how to stop obsessing over them, I try to stay busy with school and such but it still is there in the back of my head.
Explain? Is it because you have a particular girl in mind, or are you just driven by hormones? Be careful to not see girls as object you just want to "touch"


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I would suggest what Radiantbeam about girls in terms of touching. When you have that bond going on, places it's socially acceptable to touch can be seen through body language. When a girl talks to you, she'll often point her legs towards you if she's interested, will touch you (remember grade school? when girls hit/touch you it's a good thing), or will get fidgetty -- keep brushing her hair, play with her keys, etc. This all sounds pretty obvious but it's pretty basic/easy signs to see if they are into you.

If you see some of these signs, their arm, slightly above the elbow is ok when you have to lean in to talk to them, if you're in a crowded and loud place for instance. Creates a small but important physical bond with the person. Plus no girl is going to yell at you for slightly touching her arm. As things progress, the small of their back is ok, (as if you were doing the waltz with them), and if you've made it this far, you'll probably be able to figure out on your own what's ok and what's not.

best of luck! ;3
Objection. There are a few. I am one of them. Friend or not, they don't have that right and I point out everytime when it happens. Beside "accident" that i could understand (even if my Radar works quite well when men try to "create" accidents ), they better have a good reason if they do it

Don't ask for a particular reason, there is not any in particular beside that they don't have that right. Period.

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