I don’t think any one style is indicative of a healthier relationship or anything. Some people are just naturally better at interacting with strangers, I suppose. I do worry that Frank and I come off as uninterested or standoffish to people that we meet for the first time, but you know, thinking back, I’ve always been the kind of person that someone has to meet a couple of times before they like me.
Ah well. I guess the important thing is that I had a nice time. Right? Ugh. Why couldn’t I have ended up with someone who knew how to talk to strangers? If I’m the more socially capable half of a couple, that is a couple that nobody is going to want to get stuck playing Scattergories with, I don’t care how many gin and tonics were consumed. Sorry, Vermont friends. Sorry, wider humanity.