This...The problem is that I can only be friends with people I can really relate to on a deeper level, and that is hardly ever the case.
...and this.my main incentive isn't to 'burden' other people with myself
Because I was homeschooled and currently dating someone, I don't have many local friends I hang out with. Harder to meet people once you're in the workforce, esp if you relate to men better than women. As far as close friends who I feel like understand me. Errrmm.... Maybe two or three who don't live anywhere near me and are currently in relationships so I hardly hear from them. But even then we only discuss certain aspects of intimate details, not the whole enchilada.
It's soo hard to find anyone who understands the deep conversations and thoughts I have. /sigh. BF gets a bored look if I discuss economics, business, observing people and their feelings, or my NF dreaming. I've only met one person who ever understood my passion for business, technology, and music, but he turned out to be a jerk in communication.