Sup dudes and dudettes, I'm 25 and I've never had a girlfriend or been kissed, let alone had sex. I don't really know what happened; when I was little I was talkative and outgoing enough, but as I got into middle school and high school I became more withdrawn. I guess its because puberty hit me kinda hard; I was normal looking when I was little but during my teen years I was fat and ugly, plus had glasses. On top of that, I lived in a different neighborhood from most everyone else, so I couldn't hang out with other kids after school or really hook up with them in any way. By the time I got a driver's license (senior year) I was already in the habit of not doing jack shit after school except surfing the Internet.
And as for college, well, I haven't really been to college yet. For a couple of years after high school I just went to some technical school, and after that I started going to a community college. I'm going to transfer to a university this year but my point is that I've never had the whole dorm-living college experience. So ever since high school, there's been no opportunities to really mingle with other people. So the years went by and suddenly I'm a 25 year old virgin.
So how do I get out of this rut? I get that I need to get out and mingle, but how do I start a conversation if I don't really have a whole lot to talk about? It's not that I'm boring; I have genuine interests and passions (and no, they aren't videogames and anime), but they don't seem to be the kind of things you can really break the ice with. It seems weird to say "You know, tuataras aren't really lizards, they're sphenodonts" to a cute chick in a nightclub.
ohhhhhh my god.
my knowledge of the pointless amateur knowledge of the minutia of lizard nomenclature and classification should totally bring a certain Esoteric Cachet to any gathering of carbon based bags of mostly water yet does not
IMO this is the real issue facing the youth of America. Their parents allow them to spend their formative years buried under an avalanche of ever more compartmentalized knowledge that, in the end, is not only useless, but literally harmful to their mental and physical development.
I know we go on endlessly about going the fuck outside and living, but these useless creatures are literally trained from adolescence that the accumulation of radically specialized useless trivia is equivalent to education and socialization.