But I soon realised that there were more people on this website than the first three young guys I talked to. I talked to a US man struggling with severe medical symptoms that made life almost impossible.It wasn’t just college guys who struggled with opening up to their friends. He hadn’t seen a doctor despite the debilitating effect it was having on his life because he couldn’t afford the medical bills.I found a website where you can nominate to either be a ‘listener’ or a ‘venter’.Each person who went on the site was given a pseudonym that was randomly generated. I thought it would take a lot of small talk to discover what people were really looking to vent about. Each conversation I had began with the venter beginning with, It was refreshing to talk so openly and honestly with people, even if I didn’t know the full story.To be honest I don’t know for sure that any of them were white but all the conversations I had were very #whiteboyproblems.There was nothing revolutionary about any of these conversations. The typical indie movie story where an outsider white guy has no real connections and overthinks everything.
That you are totally fine talking with creepy people who are probably 50-year-old perverts wanting to have internet chat room sex with you.The book was about a man who left his wife to sleep around before returning to married life. He said he was doing ‘alrightish’ but didn’t want to discuss any problems, he just wanted to have a chat with someone. He wanted to know about my life, just as much as he wanted to talk to me.She wondered if he was trying to insinuate that he similarly had many sexual relationships with other women during their separation and now wanted to resume their relationship. It was striking how different all the people I talked to were.Both women had previously had a conversation about it but it didn’t solve the jealousy issue. I spoke with a woman who had been separated from her husband for two years. She had hoped that they would rekindle their relationship. I spoke to a guy who was frustrated that the girl he liked wasn’t responding in kind, even after he had given her gift certificates to theme parks and texted her often. He told me that he couldn’t handle, I frankly found the whole conversation repulsive. don’t call women ratchets and hoes), but I don’t think anything I said could change his whole viewpoint on women.Her husband emailed her a book to read and asked her to respond with her thoughts. The last person I talked to was a young guy from Australia.She had a male best friend whom she had been close with for 15 years.