" i don't want a girlfriend, i want a friend. i'm only looking, desperately seeking, a friend. someone who'd know his or her distance and someone who'd make me feel safe in being distant and weird. i don't want a girl friend, i gave up on that for good. i don't think it's safe and healthy for anyone to be my girl friend, or even for me to have a girl friend for that matter. it's even written in books that i suck in relationships so please be a friend. a good friend. please? "
--overheard in the city, random homeless guy talking to himself