I confess. At times, I can be a bit socially awkward. For the most part, I've always been a loner and have gotten used to it. For a while, it had been extremely difficult for me to make female friends but over the past decade or so, I've had some females who have demonstrated the epitome of what I want in a friendship. Some of them act more like family than my own blood. I am very grateful for them, and they, along with my male friends, mean the world to me.