I am suspicious of all men I meet. It takes a number of years for me to find out enough about a man to trust him. I have two male friends, irl, and I have one online, who I don't ever talk to. I consider myself an Androphobe. I think I will start a group called that. I do have brothers but that still makes only four irl guys that I would trust at all, in any situation. I just don't feel the same sort of human connection with men. Unless they are my very good friends, or my brothers. I prefer to just have lesbian friends in place of men I think. I mean, that's how it has turned out, more than once I have found myself with only female friends. Not anything like as many as I have now though. I think there are alot of bad people in the world, and certainly in the UK there are far too many criminals ruining my peace-of-mind. I wonder if I can write why I distrust men. I mean, I know that men are the culprits for virtually all the sexual crimes that go on. And I know that they often grow up in a society that expects them to be unemotional, selfish, and intolerant, even violent, during their chilhood. I think that not every one of them does out grow this. Even if they appear to take part in the tolerant modern society (that I think most EPers inhabit), I still have it in the back of my mind that all guys have the potential to be very harmful. I have known alot of men who were disrespectful to the ladies, or worse, alot worse; (I can't list here the page would be flagged as adult material) and I just never truly feel like I can be warm n welcoming to other guys. I try to be, on the surface. "Hi, nice to meet you" but inside I'm wondering where he just came from what does he get up to.... I can't seem to help it.