Pre-note: This is slightly venting, but I'm making a point too. Upfront, I'm overweight. I'm no longer obese, however. I used to weigh in at 380 pounds and after I sat in an airline seat and couldn't fasten the seatbelt I was determined to change. I now weigh in around 270. Still overweight, but much more socially acceptable and definitely still losing weight. That being said, when I tell anyone I weigh 270 they're shocked. Most guess I weigh closer to 240. I'm 6'3" tall, very broad shoulders, and a 28" long torso, so it's fairly distributed. Also, I'm 21. Right now I sit in a room with 4 other people, it's 11:30 at night, and I'm sitting right smack dab in the middle of London. There are 2 other guys and 2 other girls, but one girl and guy are dating and the other guy and girl are nothing more than friends. The girl is incredibly attractive, but I know she wouldn't even consider a thought of anything relationship-wise with me. This is my 3rd time studying abroad, past two times were in the Netherlands. Each time I've met a vast variety of people and been in many situations that make me feel like I've learned and gained a lot of knowledge about myself and humanity in general. This is going to sound cocky and it probably is cocky to say, but I do feel like I'm pretty well traveled and culturally experienced. I've only ever had one girlfriend, and that was for 3 weeks in high school. The relationship wouldn't have worked and it was best that it ended. Since then I haven't even been on a date. By that I mean I've kind tried to broach the subject, but it's hard for me to find a girl I'd even be interested in. Is it too much to ask to want a girlfriend that's more than your typical sorority girl and has global interests? I'm a libertarian so that makes most girls who are interested in global affairs at odds with me. I find it hard to meet a girl who I know would be committed to me, but at the same time isn't dull. Cliffs: I feel like I can't find a girl that meshes with me basically and despite traveling vastly and seeing all sorts of cultures...I've still yet to meet one. Do I fail?