I have EXACTLY the same issue.
ADD to that, I'm also very uncomfortable around women. I envy you guys that have any friendships at all.
After a very hard short lived dating experience, I've just now learned that I haven't got a clue what "intimacy" is.
I don't understand intimacy. I mean, sure, I can "talk" very intimately, but non verbal intimacy? NONE.
I'm all alone on this planet because of that. My heart is broken. Has been broken almost all my life.
If I'm acting despondent, Please ask me if I'm eating sugar. I keep forgetting sugar makes me crazy.