I just did a 90 day reboot. I feel pretty good.
And now little background for my ridiculous question:
I've been living on parents' couches finishing school for the past 2 years. I am considerably older than a typical undergraduate (double an average undergraduate's age, actually). I look quite young for my age. When I told people I was a new student, often they'd ask me if I was a freshman. When I tell people my age, they are flabbergasted and ask me what my secret is. It's kind of crazy.
The point is, though--I kind of knew I should not pursue any kind of a relationship, because my peers were 99% too young for me, and even if I wanted to, and honestly sometimes I felt so pent up I thought I did, I couldn't, since there's nothing creepier than bringing a girl back to your couch at your parents house. (Oh, and your parents are old enough to be their grandparents! Yeah! I know this is absurdly funny. It's ok.)
So now, I just moved off the couch and to a new state to go to grad school and find that I have rented a room in a basement where overnight guests are not allowed. It was all I could get on short notice. So now I'm older than a typical graduate student, but not so much older that I would feel like Humbert Humbert if I got involved with someone, but that's sort of besides the point, since I still don't have anywhere to "go."
The place I am renting is month-to-month, thankfully, so I might be able to find a new place sometime, but I'm kind of wondering what to do NOW.
I am lonely and have been lonely for a long time. I kept myself sort of locked away the past two years and I don't want to get on that track again. Can I do anything to just sort of "Get Out There," or should I wait until I have a place? It seems a relationship could not really progress the way I have it. I'm guess it's totally unsexy to live in a basement room. Am I overthinking this? Yes. Anyway--some suggestions or advice would be most appreciated.