Control

I'm a technical guy -- I like to think that life is rational and controllable.

Relationships are inherently uncontrollable.

I've been trying to expand my circle of friends.  Yes, using that wonderful invention, Internet dating.  Some times, I'll be trading mail with someone, and then suddenly (seemingly) never hear from them again.  Having done nothing (so far as I know) objectionable or unexpected.

This lack of control does not always sit well with me.  So it goes.