One thing I noticed about internet dating profiles is all the the men who claim they don't have any "baggage" and are looking for a partner without "baggage." What the heck? People are shaped by the events in their lives and most shaping is done by sad, hard, or tragic events. Reactions to those events my not be logical or healthy but those events and the reactions shape our thoughts and beliefs. I know I have baggage. I know I will not react well to insults or name-calling. I don't know if my reaction will be fight or flight, but I know I will react. The reaction will probably not be mild and most likely overly dramatic at first.
Oh that reminds me - the hatred of drama is the other big topic on dating profiles. I guess that sort of puzzles me. I see teenage drama all day every day. Teenagers make a big deal out of every little thing and want attention for the "injustice" done to them. Adults actually do that? Really? Adults? Well they cannot be well-adjusted, mature, responsible if they need to blow things out of proportion to get attention. However, I know that when life gets complicated and my heart hurts, it is good to have a friend to share my true thoughts and feelings with, and to do so without fearing judgement and condemnation. (Never had that with Handy Man) If that is drama, then I guess I am dramatic.