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I Am Afraid of Being Single Forever

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    I guess that I think about dating

    so much with fictional people that I just don't believe real men could make me feel as special as my fantasy romances :'( #ForeverAlone
    VirgoSeptember VirgoSeptember 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    As long as women see me

    as a hideous, repulsive and worthless piece of ****, I know I will NEVER have another relationship (much less get married) again.
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M Jun 16

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    in my opinion it's really hard to find the

    right person. my biggest fear is being single forever. I'm already lonely sometimes and wish I had someone to cuddle with. sometimes I wake up and hope to find her lying me or check my phone and hope I have a voicemail from her saying I love you. it sucks when your in love with...
    sydneyb342 sydneyb342 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I mean I know I won't be,

    or at least it's highly unlikely. I'm only 19, I have plenty of time left. But every time I start liking someone, I give up before anything starts. I'm afraid to get close to people I guess. Afraid of rejection. Afraid they'll tell people my secrets. When I start liking someone...
    StrangelyWrinkledMammal StrangelyWrinkledMammal 18-21, F 24 Responses Jan 31

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    It is more like a social status

    than anything else. Everyone I know is in some kind of relationship. A majority of my friends and family are married with children. Some even have grandchildren. I have younger siblings the same way. Who the hell is going to want to be with a cripple?
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M Jun 18

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    What is the big deal?

    Women see me as either a hideous, repulsive and worthless piece of **** or a nice guy that cannot be bothered with. No woman has seen me either as a potential mate and provider or as a sexual fantasy. I might as well put a bullet through my head.
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    jamiacc11 jamiacc11 26-30, F Jun 15

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    I am single and lonely can someone please tell

    me why is it so hard to find a girl who love me for who i am a nice and caring guy? I am honest i don't drink or smoke or do drugs i respect other people's opinions and i always support the women i always thought that the woman needs to be equal to men. No man is superior to a...
    Andrei1986 Andrei1986 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 25

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    I am scared I will always be single

    and never find a guy.
    krootes001 krootes001 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I know that is the case,

    but it has to stop. I have to stop letting fear get in the way. If I don't, then singlehood may be the scenario in my life. I have made small steps, but bigger ones need to go forward. Seeing people around me in relationships and slowly getting up in years (officially giving up...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jun 15

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    Every year that passes I feel like there's

    something wrong when I still haven't been in a relationship. I know it's not the end of the world to be romantically alone, I just find it hard when it seems like everyone pushes the idea that you can't be happy unless you're in love.
    smilingyoshicat smilingyoshicat 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    I'm just ready for my life to finally begin do

    I can meet the person that's right for me. I just know one day I'll find that person .. It just hurts waiting in the mean time
    latarajoshae latarajoshae 22-25, F Feb 15

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    Me, My Loneliness And I

    I'm 28 years old, single, of course! I don't actually quite remember when was the last time I've been in a long enough relationship, longest was about 2 months anyway. I live in a country where I hardly speak its language, and I'm surrounded by friends who are either married or...
    antka146 antka146 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I realized I have to look

    for someone I can be together for LIFE and when I grow old
    myaetour myaetour 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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    At 22, is it normal to feel like I'll never get

    married? I haven't had a boyfriend in almost 3 years and no one seems to like me. Or at least, no one I like seem to like me back. To be honest, I'm not really the type of girl who goes out a lot. I prefer books than alcohols, music than drugs, anime than ****, and sensible...
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I've Been Single My Whole Life!!!!

    I'm a 27 year old male who's not overweight, cute, a little short, and has been basically single his entire life.  What the hell is my problem?  Why is it so hard to find a girl I like and who likes me in return?  Am I doing stuff wrong?  I'll go out to clubs...
    fkim81 fkim81 26-30 20 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    Every time I find someone

    who makes my heart flutter I can't have her. She's taken, wants to be friends or what not. I might as well go and buy 4 or 5 dogs and live the rest of my life like that.
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I look around and see all my friends in love,

    getting married or into the next step of having children. I wonder when is it my turn? Will i ever know what its like to love someone and have them love me back? I'm super shy around guys and never even been on more then one date. Starting to believe i missed the "boat" and...
    crochet4fun crochet4fun 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    doesnt matter who i talk to

    if its girls i know or if its girls i meet on EP I always end up alone i cant be in any freaking relationship and i am afraid i will be like that forever
    ThePsychoMantis ThePsychoMantis 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I haven't had the best track record

    when it comes to relationships. Men seem to lose interest in me pretty quickly. I try to be a good girlfriend. I try very hard to be supportive, loving, caring, and giving girlfriend toward the men I date. I care about what they want and allow them the space to be themselves...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    It is always at the back of my mind.

    I am always wondering. Especially when my cousins and friends announce their engagements. I always wonder...when? How? I know a few older women who are single. I do not want to be where they are when I am their age. I am terrified. So afraid...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    angiestong angiestong 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    When you been in love with someone

    for so long you forget what it feels like to be single. When it all comes to an end you are constantly reminded that you are single and sometimes not by choice. Depending on how things end you may never want to venture down that road again. I'm not afraid I'll be single forever...
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    It's possibly something is unlikely,

    but at the same time I don't see it happening. My line of work means I don't meet people of which would be acceptable to date, I'm a teacher. I've tried dating websites, and they just help crush what ever was left of my ego more. The messages I get not wanting to sound rude...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 14

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    I'm just afraid I will never find someone

    who truly loves me. I am afraid I will never find someone who doesn't just care about sex and looks. I want someone who I can have deep and meaningful conversations with. Someone I can trust. I want a relationship that isn't all physical.
    holdonpainends143 holdonpainends143 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I’m afraid to remain single forever… I am

    NGSB (no boyfriend since birth) which means I haven’t had any boyfriend in my entire life. I always fall in love with the wrong people, guys who don’t or will never love me back… I always thought that I was different. I refuse to make a commitment with anyone else; I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 28

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    I probably will be single forever.

    Who wants someone with 3 kids, 2 different dads, and all the bullshit in between. That's heavy baggage, so I understand. But it still sucks.
    mamabear902 mamabear902 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    alostone alostone 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I dont know if its fearful

    or just accepting of the fact. But with my age and likes I have come to terms with the fact Ill be alone.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am 39 year old guy.

    I am a nice guy. Everyone tells me I am a great guy, but part of the reason I am still single is because I am shy. I know that is not the only reason but the truth is I have no idea why I am still single. I know I am not great looking guy, but I will say I okay looking. I may be...
    AZraven AZraven 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    12 Things I’ve Learned By Avoiding Relationships

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Who isnt scared of this,

    but at this point who knows., finding a good partner n someone u can trust is soooooo hard. Sometimrs id rather b single 4ever than constantly meeting people who stink!! I am prepared that That may b a very real posibility for me...being single for the rest of my life. I already...
    Janeysunshine Janeysunshine 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    Yes....because I think I won't be able to find

    someone who would accept me....all my weird hobbies etc..... and the way I look..... And of course thanks to my timid personality it would be even harder >.< Gosh how I wish to meet someone who would like me the way I am..... Because I don't like parties, don't smoke, don't...
    JaneSerenity JaneSerenity 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    I was dating this guy

    for about a month. I think we go along quite well since we are always laughing whenever we're together. But all of a sudden he just told me that we don't have the chemistry 😞
    wingz85 wingz85 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Since my last relationship 4 years ago I've

    dated but stayed single.im 30 this year I'm worried I won't find that special someone.All my friends have settled n I feel left on the shelf does anyonelse feel like this
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    I'm 26 with no love at all its very depressing,

    only one night stands and that is even a depressing matter
    ChildOfLilith ChildOfLilith 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Everyone wants to be with the love of their

    life right. But unfortunately, they are very hard to find. :(
    kiminion14 kiminion14 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I have been with this guy

    for 4 months and he's been having a lot of drama with his son's mother, who has been keeping his son from him and played with his emotions months when he was trying to reconcile with her prior to us meeting. They have a court date approaching concerning custody. Meanwhile him...
    MzTy MzTy 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    this thought eats at me.

    what if I don't get to find "her"... or worse, what if "she" doesn't get to find me?
    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago 18-21, M Jun 19

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    girlinlovewithmrhahn girlinlovewithmrhahn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I am a plus size autistic gal

    and I have so much love and affection to offer but when I confess my love for every love interest I have, I scare him away :( It's very hard for me to wait until I actually get to know him, particularly to wait and wait only for him to find another girl :( How can I catch a man...
    MissxVenomxPoison MissxVenomxPoison 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm 28 and I feel empty with no feelings at all.

    I long for and desire a long term relationship but every guy I've met has only hurt me in one way or another. Now im just numb to pain and have no trust for any man. I feel like i'll be single and unhappy forever. No man has ever showed love and respect for me and I don't...
    imafreakyfemenist imafreakyfemenist 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    So it's 1 AM and I am sat here thinking about

    the space next to me. How empty it is, how lonely it feels, and I would do a little roll about and stare up at the colorless ceiling. I ask myself a simple question, "..is there really The One?" and I ramble to myself and I think to myself. "There isn't really the One but there...
    Cudd1efish Cudd1efish 26-30, M May 11

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    Well at least I have food.

    .. And Netflix... That should keep me occupied for a while
    SecondStars SecondStars 18-21, F Jun 22, 2014

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    I just don't even know how to approach guys.

    All of the guys that approach me turn out to be only interested in sex and I'm not gonna be in a relationship where it's all about sex. So I guess I'll be alone forever.
    anonymoussssss321 anonymoussssss321 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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