Wow, what an interesting read. I’ve always been very secretive to my social circle when it comes to romantic endeavors not because I’m afraid of being stamped bad names, but for the very reason that it helps me think a relationship through — whether someone is a good fit for me — without the meddling of other people’s opinions. Essentially, this forces me to consult my intuition without caring about what other people had to say about my relationship. In a way, I feel like the decisions I eventually make are fully from within and not a projection of someone else’s desire upon me (or my partner). The entire domain of ‘dating’ and personal romance is really quite complex — something that works for me may completely be futile for someone else, and vice versa.