In another thread someone asked the question, "what do you like about Uber?" The more accurate question to ask is how has "Uber changed you?" I honestly believe that Uber has changed me more than any other event in my lifetime. Last year I was trying to do something special for my daughter for Christmas and this became the catalyst which led to my wife divorcing me. So after this event, I just lied around on my bed every day with my old cat Fuzzy feeling sorry for myself. I took Uber to get to an interview and the driver was encouraging me to sign up to drive for Uber. I was not sure if I would be good at it but after much procrastinating I finally signed up. It was probably the best decision of my life. At first I was very scared about being able to getting people to the right to destinations on time. I was afraid if they might not like me. I stressed about it a lot, but after a few trips I realized I was getting the hang of it. After a few weeks I realized I loved it! I never realized how tiny my life was until I started driving Uber. It seemed like the life of everyone else out there was an enormous exciting world, but I was getting to become a tiny part of it all. Earlier in the year, I would walk to the nearest Holiday Station near my house 2 times a day just to buy a Coke for an excuse to talk someone. Now I was having dozens of people opening up to me about their life and asking me about my life! I did not think it could get any better, but then I discovered late night weekend driving. If the daytime Pax were like discovering new worlds, night time driving was like discovering a new universe. The night time riders are so festive and friendly, always going out to party. It's like hanging with the cool kids from school, but the cool kids from every school in the city! I of course always knew there must be drinking and fun going on late at night on weekends. But I never realized how much fun people had doing it! Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would have beautiful women riding and cool dudes in my car like this. But I am not just a passive driver to them getting from one place to another, I become an active part of their night of fun. If they want loud party music, I'll crank up my radio to the station of their choice. This job can be so deep at so many levels also. I am both a student and teacher. I asked many people questions about their occupations and many asked me about mine. I am both a counselor and a patient. So many Pax open up to me about their problems and I try to help them out, and at the same time I open up to so many Pax about my problems and many of them try to help me out. I am often a protector of those who are young and vulnerable. One night I picked up a 15 year old girl and took her to her destination. It just makes me shudder to think of the wrong Uber driver had come to pick her up instead. Besides the obvious social benefits of driving Uber, I have also met several incredible people here on Uberpeople. Net. I don't even know what half of them look like, but I always have a picture in my head of them anyhow. Several weeks ago, I signed up for Plenty of Fish because I kept on seeing it advertised here on this website. Two months later, I still don't have a nibble. But I don't care, I feel as if the odds are in my favor if I keep on driving Uber. I often believe that true love and romance might be at the end of the next ping. If not, there's always tomorrow. I guess don't look at the Uber world through Rose Colored Glasses like I used to, and some things actually make me really frustrated and angry sometimes. But I honestly cannot imagine doing anything else now.