I Am Afraid of Being Single Forever

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    I am 34, never had a boyfriend,

    and I am afraid I'm going to be single forever. If by 34 I have never had a boyfriend, there must be something wrong with me. Guys just don't like me. it makes me sad, cause i always wanted a family. i want someone to be madly in love with me. it makes me feel like there is...
    36-40, F
    17 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    Hi I'm Chris, I'm 29.

    From Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. I have disabilities. Been single for just under 5 years and want to change that.
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    31-35, M
    Jan 31, 2016

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

    I am a very strong willed person,

    but at times I really feel inadequate and lacking.sometimes I have these absurd questions floating around am I that unlikable?
    velia01 velia01
    18-21, F
    Nov 25, 2015

    Why You’re Single

    **Disclaimer: I am copying and pasting this article from Thought Catalog; it is not my own writing, but I thought some of you would appreciate it as I did.** Why You’re Single Oct. 17, 2012 By Amanda Crute You’re single because you’re single. It’s not because you...
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    3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

    Just is a fact ......

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    3 Responses Mar 31, 2016

    I seriously fear that.

    I am 21 and so far my dating life has been really sad. I've been on many dates. I've had 2 short term relationships and they didnt work out. I cant seem to meet a decent guy who has his life together and can treat me right. Im tired of the dating scene. Im tired of losers and...
    VirgoBeauty VirgoBeauty
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    The reason for me to be single is,

    I haven't found the right girl yet and maybe I'll never be able to find one. I'd met a girl online and we started talking, with time we developed feelings for each other but then she suddenly stopped talking and unfollowed me from everywhere we were in contact for two years. I...
    AviatorAddy AviatorAddy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    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...
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    3 Responses Feb 21, 2014

    iam 26 year old male,

    i have ever dated anyone in my life time. i have never been in any relationship till now. i have never been in a physical relation with anyone till now in my life. i feel so alone in my life these days, i feel there is no meaning for my life.i look cute thats what girls say...
    adavis89 adavis89
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2013

    It's crippling to know how long I haven't been

    in a relationship. I spend my quiet moments of thought fantasizing about finding someone who makes me happy. Then I remember my faults and feel a deep sorrow, and become overwhelmed with despair at believing that it isn't possible.
    Shovelfighter Shovelfighter
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    so this guy I've been dating

    for almost 2 months now just stopped answering me back.
    TearsWW TearsWW
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    I don't want to just meet a girl.

    I really want a life-partner. I would even accept a hetero-life-partner at this point, and just agree to be lifelong friends. I have no inclination towards being gay - I have no issues with others making that choice, but it just isn't an option for me. But, is there really...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    I just don't think anyone will ever accept me

    for who I am :/ People around me get into relationships so easily whilst I am always single. I seriously feel like giving up on the whole idea of dating sometimes.
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822
    18-21, F
    21 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    I guess I'm back here again.

    It seems like I'm just not good enough at times. But I'm over it. I won't settle just to feel whole. Breakups can be bad but they can teach you a lot. Fear of being single gets to me at times. I always wanted a wife and kids but under the right circumstances. I guess I won't...
    theblacksuggestionbox theblacksuggestionbox
    26-30, M
    Nov 24, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Aug 26, 2014

    I am afraid of being single forever.

    I haven't had a very good track record of relationships, and people say the best indicator of future performance is past performance. I like being helpful. I like having people that care about me, and I like caring about people. I enjoy being the type of person that you can...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    I have a feeling I'll be single forever

    or never get married. I enjoy being single at times but I don't want to be stuck like this forever lol -.-'
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    The Intellectual

    Well it's not so much a suspicion as it is a supportable fact: I will be alone until the 12th of never. (Forever) I won't even say that, just because I'm so certain of it, I've come to terms with it and it's 'not so bad'. Frankly it sucks. My life hasn't been much fun. It has...
    TellerOfTales TellerOfTales
    22-25, M
    9 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    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...
    theblacksuggestionbox theblacksuggestionbox
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    12 Things I’ve Learned By Avoiding Relationships

    *Disclaimer - This is another marvelous post by a writer on Thought Catalog, but it is one of the best things I've read on there. 12 Things I’ve Learned by Avoiding Relationships Nov. 30, 2012 By Vanessa Baker I’ve never really been in a relationship. I’ve had flings...
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    5 Responses Dec 20, 2012

    Lately I've been playing a few romance visual

    novels. It frightens me just a little, because I realized that I get a lot of happiness out of those sorts of things. I thought about it for a while and realized that those visual novels make me so happy because I simply don't have any sort of relationships in real life like...
    dabram71 dabram71
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2015
    girlinlovewithmrhahn girlinlovewithmrhahn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015
    alostone alostone
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    who wana date with me ,

    ,,Baby,if you like me and wnat to know my information , please see my profile.
    maryevea maryevea
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    It's a new year and I want to not feel like

    things will never change. I am going to have a positive view upon myself and plan to be more social. I will have an acting class this year and go on a cruise as well. I want so bad to get out of this hole I have dug for myself that it could drive me insane.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2016

    I've been cheated on,

    used, and lied to and I just all that to stop :'( I just want a girl that accepts me for who I am and won't judge me by my looks I cry myself go sleep bc I'm bullied at school bc of my weight its not my fault I have a sweet tooth for junk food will I ever find my soulmate? :'(
    GrimTheWicked GrimTheWicked
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    Ive been involved in a casual relationship

    for 8mos i kind of like the guy and would like to get to know him the problem is that he doesn't like me and this is not even a casual relationship its just him calling when he wants something sexually. I hate it but ive become so desperate and scared that i continue to mess...
    Honeybee224 Honeybee224
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    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

    Sometimes i come on here

    or other similar groups and read some stories, and honestly most people don't know how lucky they have it. "Havn't been in a relationship in 3 years" "i have plenty of friends that are girls but no GFs", like honestly i would be so happy if i would/did have had a friend who was...
    Th3Notorious Th3Notorious
    18-21, M
    Apr 1, 2016
    tuneh tuneh
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    I am scared I will always be single

    and never find a guy.
    krootes001 krootes001
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    Here I go again! Just

    when I have lots to look forward too it's taken away! I've had enough - just enough. Been through too much to let it stay forever but damn I hopes ... :( < 3
    deleted deleted
    Mar 28, 2016

    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
    4 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    18 Responses Jan 31, 2015
    Typingkeyboard Typingkeyboard
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2016
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    6 Responses Oct 8, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    I'm just wondering to myself

    if I'll even be happy when I eventually meet Mr Right because maybe this waiting has drained me so much that I won't appreciate it when I do eventually meet him
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Dec 2, 2014

    I was going to make a new account.

    I thought I had finally gotten over that terrible ex girlfriend. Then, I was SO DUMB. I NEVER go on Facebook, but they constantly email me still. I saw the sister of the ex, and I clicked on her picture. I was thinking to myself, "Maybe she got fat, and I'll feel good about it...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    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.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    Everyone wants to be with the love of their

    life right. But unfortunately, they are very hard to find. :(
    kiminion14 kiminion14
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2014
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