She wondered if he was trying to insinuate that he similarly had many sexual relationships with other women during their separation and now wanted to resume their relationship. It was striking how different all the people I talked to were.When she replied after reading the book, he ignored her response and continued to talk about his own career. Many of them came from very different cultures, and probably would have held different political views to me.It wasn’t just college guys who struggled with opening up to their friends. He hadn’t seen a doctor despite the debilitating effect it was having on his life because he couldn’t afford the medical bills.
We share the best bits of our lives and hold close to our chests the things that tear us apart inside. We curate our lives so much so that we are worried everything we say will define us — will live forever in the museum that is our life. He lived in a small village and wasn’t allowed to interact with other women. I spoke with a European woman (I wasn’t sure where she was from) who was a History teacher to high school students.She had a male best friend whom she had been close with for 15 years.I talked to an 18-year-old girl who worried she was pregnant, and instead of getting a pregnancy test, she wanted an opinion from me (a stranger) to decide if she was pregnant.She told me she had used a condom with her boyfriend three weeks ago but her period was late and was experiencing nausea and a range of other symptoms.College aged (18–23) white guys speaking openly about their insecurities.To be honest I don’t know for sure that any of them were white but all the conversations I had were very #whiteboyproblems.Her husband emailed her a book to read and asked her to respond with her thoughts. The last person I talked to was a young guy from Australia.The book was about a man who left his wife to sleep around before returning to married life. He said he was doing ‘alrightish’ but didn’t want to discuss any problems, he just wanted to have a chat with someone. He wanted to know about my life, just as much as he wanted to talk to me.That you are totally fine talking with creepy people who are probably 50-year-old perverts wanting to have internet chat room sex with you.I decided to go on a quest to discover what people were really wanting to talk about online and how much we are willing to divulge to strangers.