Date: 05/20/17 01:31 am Title: Afterword
This was a wonderful story. Very creative... I actually kind of would enjoy dating myself to be honest... Think of it this way, once you become the opposite gender (or the older you does) and you meet up, at that point you are physically two different people who simply have the same personalities... You would be able to understand yourself better than anyone else, share the same passions, many of the same emotions and even memories... your not bound to the same thoughts, the other you is just as free willed.
Date: 11/09/15 02:31 am Title: Afterword
This was pretty excellent, and I must admit that my ideal partner would be similarly intelligent and conversational. As for Esmeralda, going by your various hints... I'm going to go ahead and say it's a "Cosmic AC" style computer-deity that gained sentience and exists outside of time.