As with the OP, it's a matter of do or get out of my way, and stop wasting my time if you are here without the capacity nor desire to love and be loved in full, without conditions, restrictions or limitations. If this is only about makingI friends, state it in your profile, don't lead someone on thinking it could get serious when you have no intention for it to become that way, nor expect someone to fall in love with a digital image and some text. There are too many who are in love with the whole initial, this is a new relationship, new person, new puppy love, and all that entails, mainly hormonal and emotional lacking in depth.
You are right on the whole fear is holding so many back, and guys, if you really understand women, you will know how so many things they fear, are things we take in stride with little to no thought to it. The romance, this is an area where we of the faithful have so much to draw upon, that we have men of integrity to reference towards, and their passion they expressed to their wives, just incredible.
I get frustrated with venues like this, where I'm addressing the contact information, email, phone, etc. early on, and so much fear in exchanging information, when at the same time, I have clients from all over the country trusting me enough with $10+k in capitol, even though they never met me, many don't even know where my shop is at, and yet they trust me with this huge responsibility in their resources, not even for something I have on hand, but what I will build for them with the money. 20 years in business, in that kind of ongoing trust from strangers, and yet to be afraid of a simple way to contact, just ridicules.