A word or two about friends and dating

So yesterday I had a long back and forth discussion about friends.

When thinking about friends, sometimes people just don't match with the group. When you try to introduce someone to a group of people and for one or more reasons they just don't seem to fit, then maybe you should just give up on it and call it a life experience. It could be that someone doens't have the same sense of humor of the group, with the example given of:

My favorite example is that if your playing Apples to Apples, and the keyword is "hot", you don't lay down "sun" you lay down "choir boys"! And if you don't get how you didn't win because nothing is hotter than the sun, then you probably shouldn't be hanging out with us.

Some people just don't fit with others, it's not a matter of being nice enough, or friendly enough.

Anyhoo...over the last while here I think I have exeperienced the extremes of dating. Dating Shannon has, and continues to be, I think, been probably the best thing to ever happen to me. My average mood has improved dramatically, I look forward to seeing her, I enjoy my time with her, even the most mundane of tasks. On the other end of the spectrum, I had a previous experience where the time together felt more obligated, and when I left her I felt overwhelming senses of dread and a strong desire to end it. The only thing that really kept me going was a dreadful unfounded fear of being alone for the rest of my life. Yes, I know that this is just stupidly silly. Anyhoo...that's said.