I am manic depressive, now more commonly calledbi-polar, and refuse to feel any shame in the way that I am made. I have recently decided to occasionally refer to my illness as Tigger-Eeyore Disorder.
I think it is important to understand my relationship style if you want to engage in romance with me. It is predicated on two principles, that people are not possessions, and that love is not a finite resource that must be parceled out.
I believe that relationships (platonic and romantic) should be allowed to find their own level instead of trying to shape them to meet some sort of expectation. I just accept them as they are, and how they change over time, instead of trying to fit them to preconceived templates and be all bent when the relationships aren't "shaped" right.
I believe the all relationships should be based on CHOICE and not upon OBLIGATIONS.
I used to identify as pansexual, and depending on the context I may still for the reasons that I like connecting with people, not caring what gender they are, or present as. I now prefer the term bisexual for several reasons, some philosophical, and some political. I understand there are more than two genders, and I use that label to mean that I am attracted to people who share my gender, and those that do not share my gender. The term bisexual does not to me imply a gender binary.
I am pretty geeky. I wrote my first computer program when I was 6 years old on an Apple II. It is a fond childhood memory for me. Several years ago, I taught my son who was at the same age that program on an Apple II emulator. My dad shaped me into the hacker I am today, but my own son takes after me in another way, he is a brilliant writer.
I was between religions for a few years, and was pretty comfortable about that. I have been pretty eclectic in the past and did know where I would be in the future. Buddhism intrigued me but there was no community where I lived for me to learn more or be with others who are like minded. In the end, I gave up all belief in supernatural agency of any kind, and will most likely not subscribe to any religion ever again. Rationalism, Reason, and Love are what guide me today.
I do subscribe to living a Jedi Path without the mysticism but I don't really see it as a religion more of an applied philosophy. It is, like many things in my life, a work in progress.