Alright, I'll put this front and center so there's no surprises. I had a stroke a few years back, so I can't use my left side. I can't stress enough how important it is to be that you're aware I've got a slight disability. "When life throws a punch, son, you've got to take it on the chin."
I told you that so I can tell you this: Sure, I've been to hell and back, but I'm on th other side now. I made it, through and learned who I can and can't trust when shit goes pear shaped. Forgive me, but I don't have photos of me doing yoga on cliffs or beaches in exotic places because I had to live below my means during my late twenties and early thirties to take care of the debts that arose from that business. Life hasn't been fun for quite a while. I've got a really good job now, though, that I'm good at. I'm debt free and I want to start living a semi-normal life again. I get to take vacations again, I can afford nice clothes, a better car. There's a lot of things I can't do, but there's also a lot of things that I can do and I'd like to focus on that.
I haven't dated a lot in my time, having a stroke kind of destroyed my self confidence. I'm genuinely terrible at all this and I'm going to fuck it up, but I'm finally comfortable trying. I want to find someone that feels "fuck yes" about me and that I feel "fuck yes" about, as described in this article. Honestly, I don't know if that's even feasible as an ugly, geeky guy who had a stroke, but I guess I'd like to find out.