With the exception of my wife and family, I really have no friends — no people I’m really close to — except for a few of you on Medium (and a couple other online communities).
I’m friendly with virtually everyone.
And I don’t mind this state of affairs. It’s the closest group I’ve ever had. Kind of like Luna in the Harry Potter movie saying “it feels nice; like having real friends”. I know this is part of autism, and it’s okay. But it means that I tend to … shy away from assholes. I usually find somewhere else to be when they’re around. If they’re unavoidable, I make friendly small talk. So, no asshole friends, but a few great ones here. (I think. Not sure if I would know. But I think so.)