And, in lieu of my misreading of your previous post, even the likelihood of such. Indeed, I don't feel I'm wasting your time as I am not attempting to engage your affections for me in any way. This would change drastically if I actually wanted you to like me.
When I say intimacy, I mean, of course, all intimacy. It's all the same to me.
I would say I avoid intimacy because primarily I never quite learned how to be intimate. I know that's one of the basic premises of life but I grew up in a pretty dysfunctional home and we moved often until I was a teenager. Looking to my parents and relatives I certainly had no intimacy of any kind to base myself off of and I wasn't dumb enough to think television was an accurate portrayal. I was also consumed with keeping my family's secrets, which kept me pretty isolated for all of my teens. Now, as an adult, I'm kind of at square one and very determined not to make my parent's mistake, and I do try to treat everyone kindly and be open, but am still fairly unsure which people are genuinely kind and which are traitorous manipulative b*****ds just waiting for me to show weakness.
It's a nice thought but I doubt we will become more intimate, as the internet is more likely to develop false-intimacy, based on lots of information, rather than true intimacy, based on trust. It would also be unreasonable and, in fact, unwise of me to pursue intimacy of any kind with a stranger based on a few lines of text.