Ever been with someone and they don't know what roleplaying is? So you try to explain it to them and they either join in or (more often, in my experience) go "Wtf? You weirdo." or think of it as the kinky dress-up kind. My it's-complicated-right-now person and I were texting and things got a little... dirty. I'm usually an extremely shy person and very inarticulate (except for when I'm writing) so when I send him a fairly long text of sexythings he was shocked. Today I explained that I was probably able to do that because of my experience roleplaying. He immediately thought of the sexy dress-up kind and had a small heart attack (even though when we first met I explained rping to him, but he prolly just forgot). XD Another time I was openly bashed because of rping. I was called weird, rping was called retarded and an object for internet weirdos to do their pervy things or track people down to do pervy things, and was otherwise put down. I just about punched him for being a close-minded jerk for assuming such things. In your experience: How often do people think of the kinky kind before you explain it to them? How often do people think it's cool and join in? Or how often do people just look at you funny and slowly back away?