This is a great comment. Let me address it:

  1. Yes, I am a hot mess “on paper.” I struggle with mental illness and attachment issues, and it — left untreated — will sabotage the life I’ve built for myself and the relationships I hope to cultivate. That being said, there are three ways in which I’m making out better than most: I’m actively working on cleaning up that messiness, I am transparent about it, and I’ve harnessed that transparency via writing into something that I can use to my advantage.
  2. Of course I want a woman to fall into deep, epic love with me. Why wouldn’t I? Maybe it’s selfish, but I think I am equally as worthy of love as anyone else walking this earth. I’m good, and on 98% of my days, I am solidly tolerable, even moderately enjoyable, to long-term partners.
  3. Of COURSE I’m not using that as my profile text. That was said tongue firmly planted in cheek. :-)

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