Erik wasn't quite like other children. He was full of energy but he also spent most of his time in his own head. He was never particularly popular with his peers since he was small, weak and clumsy both physically and socially. This drove him to enjoy his own company most of all, making swinging his favorite activity of all (the high pace was exiting and he could both sing AND daydream!).
As he grew older he discovered reading and computer games, two more fantastic ways to pass time alone. But that didn't mean he had no friends - he did! Although they stopped calling once he started high school, which kind of broke his heart - especially since he didn't make any new friends for a couple of years.
This was a pretty depressing time in his life, but in order to survive he had to grow mentally and thus he came out of the whole period a lot stronger. Or more mature, if you will. He learnt to forgive himself for his shortcomings and accept things in stride.
As time went one he discovered he had a much easier time interacting with people over the internet. Through the internet he met a lot of great people and he made new friends. Those friend helped him grow so much he dared to move to Stockholm, where he regularly meet said friends. He's still lonely though, and he wishes to experience love, which he's dreamt of since he was a kid. And since the internet has served him so well up to now he came here.
So here I am. Writing a way too long self-summary.