Now, I have to say that we had a very pleasant evening, a few pints of live beer (an enthusiasm of we share) and some good conversation in congenial company. A couple of times the subject of my trans nature did come up, but never in a way that required much further explanation. We did discuss how my cross dressing allowed me an insight into what it is like being a lone female, especially one with an interest in beer. It seems that S is quite happy to know about Paula and to listen to my insights into the female world, but is not yet ready to instigate an introduction.
Of course this means that I have a good friend with whom I can discuss just about anything, but maybe only one other lady (P) with whom I can lunch.