Trans man discusses how once he transitioned he came to realize just how affection-starved men truly are.

Just remember there are many outsider women as well. I have social anxiety disorder (now called social phobia) and I met many friends online, including my husband. Typing was much more comfortable for me than speaking and it allowed me to open up more, and at my own pace.

It seems harder to make friends the same way now, but but impossible - through stuff like gaming and discord you can still meet people who are looking for friendship too.

I'm not "over" social anxiety really, and I probably won't ever be, but I've made my peace with being out of my comfort zone most of the time, and it does get much easier even if you don't get any better at it. So hang in there and don't give up - your people are out there.

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