Apparently, this is a bad thing, because that permanently removes me from the set of people one would fall in love with, because it's just too easy to be friends with me.
I kind of don't want to believe that, because the consequence from that would have to be to be less open, and less honest - essentially, to lie about who I am.
...because there is still a chance that someone will love you for this. Although it ranges in the 1/1.000.000.000 or something like this.
I'm sorry dude. I'm in the same boat.
I'm like that too. But remember that people are stupid. When you find someone who loves you then you'll know it wouldn't have been worth it to change.
> remember that people are stupid
I kind of know too many great people to buy into that.
My significant other is a woman who is very open, frank and honest. Basically she says exactly what she thinks, and that is a big reason why I go out with her: I don't need to worry about what she thinks or worries about, since she let's me know.
Are you a guy or a girl?
I think that for a girl this would be an advantage, actually. Men always have trouble understanding women, because they're less direct about their feelings than men are, right?
>>6 brings good points: better to find someone who appretiates your traits than to fight your own nature to fit the other person
If you have nothing else, just try talking about romance to the girl; I doubt you do THAT often, and she'll look at you differently.
You have more power than you know, just assert your wants in addition to caring for others.