Disconnected, sexually charged male seeks as many women as possible. That’s how my dating profile would have read. I was over forty years into my life when I realized I’d never possessed a good sense of self and was desperately seeking anyone, but mostly women, from whom I could receive attention. In addition, I felt attention meant physical contact and words of praise, not the deeply intimate connection that only true vulnerability can bring. OneTaste showed me that being genuinely vulnerable with myself and others is the fastest route to self-acceptance, and ultimately, self-love and respect. Once I embraced these basic truths they were easy to translate to my other relationships, which in-turn helped me to gain the connections I was actually seeking. I went from someone who felt alone even when surrounded by people I considered friends, to someone that can open up to anyone and share at a level I never before thought possible.