I find it extremely difficult to make friends with them or hang out with them because it affects me when they put “outsiders” in boxes and are very judgmental. I even tried introducing the term jingoism to them.
I lost my virginity too late, at 25, with an office colleague. That was actually a friends-with-benefits kind of situation. We were sitting at my place when we started doing it. I didn’t initially tell her that I was a virgin.
If I get a feeling that I am not welcomed somewhere or if a friendship is not going to work out, I just stay away so it has never led to relationships turning sour. But then this is not friendship, because in true friendship this doesn’t happen.