Why can't I see Girls as people rather than possible future relationships?
I'm 18 (and a guy) and to this day, when I look at a girl (Pretty, ugly, short, tall, skinny, obese, etc.), all I see is someone who could potentially be my girlfriend or future relationship. I literally CANNOT think of females as "friends" or simply other individuals that live on Planet Earth with me. It's impossible, I have tried.
I know that what I want more than anything is to be able love a girl and also be loved by them, in turn, and I'm sure this is somewhat related to the answer for my question.
When I think of each sex, Guys would be only considered as friends and Girls would be only considered as future relationship candidates. I don't even think I want to be friends with a girl; I actually feel uncomfortable around them most of the time and nervous. It might be the same way I would never consider a guy as a possible sexual relationship candidate. I just know that even if I did want to be friends with a girl, I couldn't. Something in my head keeps the default option for women set as "Girlfriend?" rather than "Girlfriend / Friend Only?"