I don't enjoy hanging out with women.
December 31, 2013 11:09 AM Subscribe
I AM a woman. I don't generally like hanging out with women. Suggestions?
posted by skbw to Human Relations (75 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Does anyone have experience with this that they care to share? I am leaving it open-ended because I would like help from any source.
I've always been nerdy--I do mean very nerdy. When I was a kid, it was that I didn't like dolls. When I was an older kid, it was that I didn't like shaving my legs. I've always had one or two close female friends. I get along with female roommates and have befriended many of them, too. But in general, my friends are men.
The reason why this needs fixing now is because I find it makes my professional life harder. If I have female coworkers, I don't want to dislike them in part BECAUSE they are women. That's nuts. I am preparing for a professional transition. I'd rather start fresh.
Also, I don't want to be the cold and nasty intellectual who is suddenly much friendlier when a man, as opposed to a woman, shows up. I do not dig that. I don't want to be that person.
Thank you for any ideas! Happy New Year.