I receive countless emails and comments from introverted women who share the same frustrating challenges when it comes to dating and attraction. On top of this, you might have painful memories of your first interactions with men. I was in kindergarten, and I had it bad for a boy named Kyle. One day, I got up the courage to sit beside Kyle during circle time. Immediately after I sat beside him, Kyle got up and walked to the other side of the circle to sit with his friend. It was my first experience with rejection.
It could mean they want to be friends with you or date you or fuck you. No one knows. They want to wear makeup in elementary school, have sex in middle school, and move into their own apartment in high school. They want to be single for as long as possible to keep their options open.
I met a few guys who I liked when I went away. At first, everything was going great. I finally felt like I had met someone who actually understood me and cared for me.
What makes dating in Orlando so damn hard? Where are all the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes? We reached out to Jazmin Diaz, a year-old Orlando native who is leading some of those conversations in her organization, Queens for Queens. Diaz, who moved to the West Coast after high school and moved back to Orlando a few years ago, identifies as bisexual and is passionate about promoting female empowerment through thoughtful conversations. When I was on the West Coast, I would meet men and women constantly at outdoor activities.