I think the best allusion my roomie gave me especially after this past week's Girls episode was that I am Adam. I simply cannot tolerate a significant other that is "socially normal" and/or "incessantly jovial". To me, that reads "you live in a bubble and are scared to venture out into the world and experience it for yourself". I am not saying the entire world is shit [despite my typical cynicism] but to put up blinders that there are no bad things happening around you is too fantastical for me.
I remember back in college when my sociology professor said: "do you think any of you give a shit that there is a homeless shelter on the same block as this college where you pay $50k/year to attend?"