“Your answers will be duly catalogued and considered.”
This is the list of questions and deal breakers Marie sent me when we were still getting to know each other, figuring out if we could be girlfriends. I have included my answers.
communication style (frequent or intermittent?)
I would say I am pretty frequent when it comes to communication. For some of the friends I am not as close with we only talk every few weeks, but I stay in close contact with the people that I have close relationships with.
kids (want/don’t want)
I lean toward not having kids because of my poor mental health, but would be willing to work through that if my partner really wanted kids. If I had any kids they would not be biological – they would have to be adopted. No room for negotiation there. I will never have sex even for children. I like kids but don’t need any of my own to be happy.
Nope. Never. Not going to happen. Sex is gross and I want no part of it
pets (what kind/how many?)
I have a family dog and cat. The dog is some sort of Shepherd mix named Naga, and the cat is a calico named Eva. I like animals but am good with having pets or not having pets.
N/A. I am agnostic and don’t practice any sort of religion. I am open to the possibility of there being some sort of god-figure, but am indifferent in that respect. I left Catholicism and am not looking back.
traveler or homebody?
Homebody all the way. Travel stresses me out immensely, unfortunately.
Not a smoker and never will be.
Not a drinker. Could not drink alcohol even if I wanted to due to meds. I don’t care that much about it.
food/diet (something you care about or just a part of life? specific diet?)
Nothing specific. I am not vegetarian and do not have any specific diet. I don’t like certain foods such as macaroni and cheese though
prefer city or country?
I could never live in a big city. Ever. Country is probably best, but suburbs would work if necessary. As long as it is not a city.
night owl or early bird?
Both? Neither? I am not great at staying up late or waking up early most of the time. But sometimes I stay up and get stuff done late at night, or wake up early and get stuff done.
strict schedule or absolute chaos?
A little of both? I get anxious if I stray too far from my usual routine, but have trouble sticking to a strict schedule. My plans can change in a heartbeat if my symptoms start acting up, but I also sometimes have the same routine every day for days.
Post 48 in Socially Unacceptable: The Daily Life of a Queer Schizophrenic Wreck (2022)
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