I am Tired of Doubting my Demisexuality

A photo of a woman with long red hair turning her head so that her hair covers her face. She is wearing a white dress and standing in front of some greenery with red blossoms. The background photo is slightly blurry. Over top is the text in white, ‘I am tired of doubting my demisexuality’.

“Ah, hobbies. Well, I just finished grad school…”

I nod at the young man sitting across from me in the small bar, sipping my hard cider and wishing I’d eaten more beforehand. My stomach is in knots. This is my first date in a long time. I tried dating while working the second shift but found it nearly impossible, and the loneliness that surrounded me and pulled me down had become comfortable…