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I Am Afraid of Being Single Forever

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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 5 Responses Jun 14

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    Allanah97 Allanah97 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    8tattoos 8tattoos 70+, M Aug 4

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    A Heart That Never Felt Love

    To all the single people, I empathize with you. I confess that never in my 21-year-old life had a boyfriend. It's a sad reality for me that my social circle mocks my single status. Two cousins of mine just got married this year, my younger cousins are in relationship and I was...
    Dumstey Dumstey 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    I have had two failed marriages

    and now I can't get close to anyone. Can't trust, can't love. Inside I feel so sad and alone
    watjusthappened watjusthappened 41-45, M Jul 9

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    I was recently ditched by my girlfriend.

    We spent 3 years together, i don't know what went wrong something changed her. I loved her from the bottom of my heart. We were so happy together. Our friends used to say that we are the best couple in the world and we are made for each other, we were just perfect. Now i m all...
    balu6636 balu6636 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Ellispickering Ellispickering 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    Consumed By Loneliness

    I don't know why, I have just began to experience extreme feelings of loneliness and anger, to the point where I can't concentrate on important things. Yesterday I just driving and i just started crying. I wrote a girl on online dating, we said last week maybe we would go out...
    jet219us jet219us 26-30, M 8 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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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

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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

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    I have never had a real relationship in my life

    I was usually just being used or taken advantage of. Don't get me wrong I'm a pretty girl. No kim kardashion by far but I'm fine. I'm pretty funny and at one time I was very sociable. When I am around guys I act stupid/ vulnerable or I act like a crazy ***** thinking there...
    oliviatee oliviatee 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    ZesMe21 ZesMe21 13-15, F 21 Responses Jul 29

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    I Don't Know If Guys Can Handle Me.

    Hey, I'm Alex and I'm 19 years old.Like other in this thread, I am afraid of being alone romantically. I mean, yes, friends are wonderful to have and treasure, but I want something more, companionship. That feeling of contentment that two people can have together. That feeling of...
    xavierw xavierw 18-21, M 7 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    I've made a lot of great strides this past two

    to two and a half years or so, but I'm still super single. I still have yet to meet someone that I can talk to and click with and can enter into a relationship with. I can be around people more because my social anxiety and agoraphobia aren't as bad as they used to be, but I'm...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Jul 7

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    When I look at the types of guys getting girls,

    making setapes, being loved and having children, I feel completely lost, nobody has ever respected me enough to be my partner, women are an enigma to me, it seems they want what they want and can't be swayed unless you look like someone from TV or have a load of money, I have...
    ccheckkrack ccheckkrack 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Find Contentment In Singleness

    Since i was 11 or 12 i was afraid of being single forever. Watching all my friends fall in love for the first time, break up, make up and even get married and all the while never experiencing so much as a first date. In the end at the age of 21 the endless self pity and putting...
    bebop2000 bebop2000 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    Im terribly afraid of dying alone not

    because I can't attract women i have met lots of girls that like me but I'm too cold hearted to like them back. There was this one girl who I liked but she moved away before I could tell her how I felt. Life is cruel like that now I can't seem to like anyone. To make matters...
    Youngnerd Youngnerd 16-17, M Sep 1

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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 4 Responses Jun 22

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    Not Good Enough...

    Actually, besides God Himself, being single for the rest of my life has got to be my second biggest fear ever. As a child, I was programmed like computer software to think that I was ugly. Which is ironic because I've felt like a robot ever since. No emotion, no sense of place...
    Syxshoota Syxshoota 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Anyone in my family is married.

    My sisters both are married and have children and my parents married 44 years ago and are still happy with each other. Somehow it wont work for me. Longest relationship did last for 2 years but thats it. Girls in my age never look for a long term relationship they just think I...
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I've spent a majority

    if my life single and have only been with a few men. None of my relationships have lasted very long because it's hard for me to meet guys who are on the same page as me. I'm still hoping that one day I will meet someone great who accepts me for me.
    LaFemme0924 LaFemme0924 22-25, F May 10

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    Ok, this sounds so stupid

    because I'm only 17, but I really think I'll stay forever single. I haven't had a relationship, or anything. Not even a kiss. Some people had like those child 'relationship' (I don't know how they're called bc they're not really relationships and my first language isn't English...
    SharpEdges SharpEdges 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 6

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    It's hard growing up

    and seeing everyone around you is either engaged, married, or in a relationship and I'm just here alone with my dog
    Boochee Boochee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 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

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    I might die alone. 😂😂😂 i am catastrophe

    when it comes to talking to girls face to face. I suck at flirty. All I see is girls going after *******. I really like this girl. I even tried talking to her. She was nice and sweet. I though she was interested, and then BAM! Next day she is going out with the diversification...
    scarredbutrelentless scarredbutrelentless 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I'M Not Afraid, Just Think That I Am One Of Those People That Will Be Single Forever

    Ever since I was 18, I've always had a small feeling that I would just be one of those people that would be single for their whole life. Not sure why, just always had the feeling. I've dated people, obviously none of them worked out, but sometimes I just feel that there is no...
    musiclover1816 musiclover1816 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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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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    So I've been divorced about two years

    and im still strung out about it. And I don't really think it has anything to do with my ex husband, i 'm pretty sure that love has faded away, im just still in love with the IDEA of someone treating me with respect, never yelling at me, calling me derogatory names, or racist...
    rcbrown84 rcbrown84 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I don't like being single.

    And I would love to meet a girl who loves to sing, who listens to almost all kinds of music, and who doesn't care about looks. And also someone who lives either in virginia or West Virginia. And who is anywhere from 15-18. If any of this fits you and you'd like to talk, message...
    JohnF1997 JohnF1997 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    of course I am. I'm a 34 year old

    who is overweight and has MS. I've never had intercourse or been married, even though I want a partner and family badly. I don't want it to be like this forever. When will my life begin?
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Sep 6

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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 10 Responses Aug 26

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    Maybe not forever but I am still alone in this

    big beautiful world...... wishing that someone should take my hand on her lips and i say I Love you <3 :*
    MuhammadyawarSiddiqui MuhammadyawarSiddiqui 18-21, M Aug 2

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    Do Avon Women Still Exist?

    Yes I have been single my whole life. Physically single. I have had some on-line "girlfriends" but the they never got anywhere.It's my own fault too. I lack self confidence, have a fear of rejection, and am generally clueless about social interaction. I don't do small talk very...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    Accepting My Fate

    I am all but resigned to never falling in love and having someone love me back. I have never had a relationship (age 32) and have never known the happiness that comes from being with someone - just the cold, hard emptiness that comes from forever having been alone. I have never...
    ForeverSad81 ForeverSad81 31-35 5 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    Well at least I have food.

    .. And Netflix... That should keep me occupied for a while
    SecondStars SecondStars 16-17, F Jun 22

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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 JUST got out of a relationship with someone

    I've been dating for 3 months
    scoop135 scoop135 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Been single for the past 5 1/2 years

    and i've come to the conclusion that i'll be single forever.
    evas1228 evas1228 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    GarthPasche GarthPasche 51-55, F Jun 24

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    Everyday I wonder if I will ever find a girl

    that will like me I have been set up with 3 different girls by close friends and friend zoned by all of them after the last one I guess I just gave up it really sucks this consumes a lot of my day just thinking of this
    bambam45 bambam45 22-25, M Jul 9

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    Men Can't Handle Me

    it's completely ridiculous too. i'm 5'4 135 lbs i mean, i'm pretty have a really nice body i'm a lot of fun (because i'm crazy, shh don't tell anybody) i'm just yea, different. people can't "figure" me out so they dump me. well that's basically a big "**** you" you suck...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F 12 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    I genuinely fear that I am destined to never

    find love. Yeah I'm still young, I know that, but to have never even had a boyfriend and to have been let down by males on multiple occasions just makes me wonder, what if I never find someone? What if I never find someone who accepts and appreciates what I have to offer. It...
    RebeccaLouise9541 RebeccaLouise9541 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 29

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    Well yeah, I always think of scenarios in my

    head that have like a 2% chance of actually coming true and it's just a pain in the ***. I'm single simply because I'm the girl that nobody will ever want.
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    WhySufferxx WhySufferxx 13-15, M Jun 22

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    I've never dated, had a girlfriend

    or kissed a girl. I never had sex or cuddled. I've never done anything with a girl and I feel like I will never have anyone. Like I will never feel what it's like to date or cuddle or kiss or have sex.
    jm4life jm4life 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    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

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    I have never been in a romantic relationship in

    my whole life. For a while it didn't bother me that much (it bothered me a little, but I occupied my time and my mind with other things)... No one seemed to show interest in me. It made me feel ugly and determined a low self-esteem issue I am also trying to deal with now...
    rarariri rarariri 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Related Experiences

    I date, a lot . But I always fall for the "bad boys ". Every time I date a "nice guy " I cannot connect with them and am not attracted. . I will be single forever because I can't...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Being single is so boring. I'm 20 and STILL never had a proper relationship. And I do go out..not a shut-in. Women my age that I know already have/had relationships lasting years...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I just love being by myself. I have time to think. My friends keep trying to hook me up with thier friends. I hate it though. I love being able to have peace and quiet in my life...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M Aug 26

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    So it's me again. The guy that people seem to love to hate but I accepted the hate. I admit that a part of me miss having to think about someone else then me all the time. What I...
    ilikenetflix ilikenetflix 26-30, M Aug 30

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