Always the nerdy guy in school James grew up a bit awkward, not hitting a growth spurt until he was sixteen, too uncoordinated for team based sports, and far too interested in things that made popularity unlikely (played D&D, wrote and submitted short stories, read comic books). In college he got a chance to really shine though, started running and swimming frequently in order to stay in shape, branched out and made some friends, even started dating. True he was still and always would be a bit of a geek but in the real world that didn't hold back in the way that it would when someone was in high school.
Recently he has found out that his room mates were moving out on him, and apparently there were gay but somehow he never noticed it... his job as a paralegal is enough to help him cover his share of the rent and study law at night... but he can't afford the rent on his own. Fortunately his room mates had already advertised for him so he could have some new room mates.