Another anecdote, that I'm not sure rises to the level of being a psycho, but certainly eccentric in my book. A guy who remains my friend today, maybe because "it takes one to like one." LMAO!!!
As we woke up after our first night in bed, he sheepishly confessed to me that he wasn't 42-years-old as he had claimed, but actually 52. I started to cry, and he mistakenly thought I was upset.
I explained I was crying for joy, because I was 54 myself, liked him very much, but had been afraid I was too old for him. I said my waking up to find him really 52 was like some kind of miracle had happened overnight, because I prefer men close to my own age, and I continued crying for quite a while. I can be such a pansy! LOL!
But then he directed me that I had to always tell everyone that he was 42. Well, OK, I could do that, even though he was an old-looking 42.
Next he said he was working with a doctor so he could live to be 160 years old. Of course that's impossible at present, and when I expressed doubt he bluntly told me that I had to accept that as a fact, or we couldn't ever be friends. I decided to humor him.
A little later he snapped at me for having corrected him about something. He explained that from the age of 13 he had declared that no one could ever correct him. If I criticized or doubted him in any way, about anything, I could never be his friend. This was another novelty for me, but I decided out of mischievous curiosity to let it pass, and see what would develop.
It took a year before he started to let me criticize him, and now he invites me to do it all the time, saying I'm his best and most trusted advisor, though we are no longer boyfriends.
He still insists he will live to be 160, but I no longer care, so long as he is happy. He also continues to lie about his age, which has become a joke, since everyone who knows us both says I look younger than him, despite my being nearly 3 years older.
But I let all this pass, because I do love him, and admire him, and he is my friend. Maybe I'm as eccentric as him? LOL!