To be frank, I'm not very good at making new friends. This may seem a bit lame but it's a very frustrating problem. I'm a bit on the introverted side and on top of that, meeting people in particular makes me feel incredibly anxious.
The point is, I want to meet like minded people. I want to be able to talk and share experiences with people that I can care about and who will care about me. I want to be able to confide my feelings to other people rather than hiding everything that I think is important about myself. (this actually is not about confiding about AB/DLism since, imo, that's something that is only relevant to a relationship)
I have a problem opening up to people and telling them what I think and how I feel. It feels like I don't really have permission to feel or let on that I actually have more than basic emotions that people want to recognize. It sounds silly but I realize that am partially incredibly terrified of opening up about myself and also terrified of losing the friends that I do have.
So I guess this is me trying to probe the wisdom of the masses that are on this website.