I've gone on dates with men who've been put down for being Catholic, not liking alcohol ("You don't drink?!"), and not frequenting gay bars/clubs.
The "catches" are already taken, not interested in me, or straight.
That's been my dating life since, like, forever.
The heart illustration below lists some of the things men have said to me.
Marker in Moleskine journal - (NFS)
They tell you want you want to hear but when they don't get what they want from you (sex) or it's not convenient enough, they're gone.
It's very discouraging and with each failed date, I feel more self-conscious and less "datable".
When will I find a man looking for something meaningful--for real love?
Love is about accepting the other person's faults, weaknesses, and differences and still wanting to be with them. Putting real effort into it. Most men who are part of the gay scene can't comprehend that.
Why can't being myself be enough?
Maybe I'm just destined to be alone.