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I Am Attracted to People I Can't Have

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    Always

    it doesn't really matter what the situation is...of course it's always different. but for one reason or another...every time...i can't have him. he doesn't want to be with me, or is with someone else that he loves very much, or just whatever. but i'm so frustrated right now. it's...
    lifewater124 lifewater124 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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    oh yes this is so true.

    either too far away or taken or dont feel the same way.....ahhh just ahhhh
    Kelloggz90 Kelloggz90 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 21

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    Can't forget that super cute girl <3 While i

    was in school, in 10th grade, there was this cute and quite (like me) girl who i really liked but damn! i could'nt have her, she was from the most respected and richest family of this town (but i did'nt liked her because of her wealth) i just liked her way of speaking, her smile...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Oct 19

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    find myself physically attracted to a good

    friends daughter. Lets just say she is too young for me to be paying that type of attention to. Not perv young, but legally young. She is a really nice girl, but very naive and very trusting. I want no part of this, this girl is like a daughter to me. Yes I am an adult...
    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 19

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    It always seems to be

    that the nicest and most amazingly attractive women I meet are already attached! Shatters my heart almost every time but hey ain't no point in Settling for anything less than what you really want right? So ill take on all the pain. And doit again and again.'
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Apr 14

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    I Adore You

    There are just some people whom I terribly adore. They make my life sweeter, inspiring me to be greater. Rarely do days go by when I don't wish to be in their presence. I quite literally wish I could know everything about them. I would love to spend hours knowing and...
    sundragon sundragon 41-45, M Aug 23, 2012

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    Mostly dead movie stars.

    Cary Grant... be still my beating heart!
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 21

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    He is the hottest guy on Earth,

    like he is really sweet, and married. Damn it's so hard to be next to him watching his wife being a kid while I could do much better, actually when she is out we talk a lot, and I know serious stuff about him that she doesn't know idea, and that sucks, because I'm so attracted...
    ThatSweetGirl93 ThatSweetGirl93 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Have You Ever

    Have you ever known someone Who makes you feel like the sun Who smiles when you walk their way Who makes you know its a good day Have you ever known someone Who built you up When all around seemed down Who makes your heart jump around Have you ever known someone You were afraid...
    sundragon sundragon 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    PrincessPeaches2015 PrincessPeaches2015 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Seriously why don't boys (or girls

    for that matter) like me? What's wrong with me? It's depressing but maybe the cat life was made for me..
    rejextharry rejextharry 13-15, F 6 Responses Oct 20

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    It gets a bit much sometimes knowing

    that no matter what girls I'm attracted to, they are never interested in me. At least they never show it at all if they are :/
    KiwiDan KiwiDan 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I love my ex husband (whom I still live with)

    even though he flaunts his girlfriend in my face
    rottsimba rottsimba 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    Robert Downey Jr. And I'm 19.

    However, I have a neighbour that looks just like him.
    holograms holograms 18-21, F Oct 21

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    All The Time!!!

    Long story short....why do I get along GREAT with all my MARRIED coworkers? Add places like EP and again....all the FUN ones are taken? While I DO appreciate men being honest with their situations it still leaves me frustrated. I WILL NOT allow a man who is attached to do any...
    DFM13 DFM13 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    It's Just Not Fair!!

    1.I'm always falling in love with people who see me only as a friend (or they don't even know my existence)... 2.I always recieve compliments from guys I don't like... 3.I always have relationships with guys I'm not in love with (not even close to it...) WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME...
    just4adream just4adream 19-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    It's so frustrating when some girls are

    so good looking and then you realise they're straight :|
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F Sep 3

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    I'm a 14 year old boy in 8th grade

    and the girls at school all go around looking really HOT! I wish I could have a girlfriend but I'm not allowed to. My mommy and big sister keep a really close watch over me and I'm allowed to have girls as friends (and actually most of my friends are girls) but never allowed to...
    littlebobby6 littlebobby6 13-15, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    Most celebrities. Such as; Tyler Hoechlin,

    Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Daniel Gillies, Paul Wesley, Daniel Sharman, Ian Somerhalder and Colton Haynes. Yum. ;)
    TheFoxyWolf TheFoxyWolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    I keep everyone at a safe distance.

    I can open myself up to a point. I see so many faces all around me and yet a feel solitude. It's not always melancholy either, actually it's normally quite serene. It seems that those that I have found that shatter that preference for solitude are not meant for me. The internal...
    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F Sep 11

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    Bahh!!!

    i cant even tell you guys how many times ive liked someone that i KNEW i couldnt have...i like a few NOW! and i have to like keep telling myself i cant like them and try to think of things bad about them so that i dont like them. my mom is so racist...and i like this guy, but hes...
    Br0kenAngel Br0kenAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    Well

    I think the name of the group summarizes quite well the plight that the members go through.  I, too, find that I am attracted to those that would either never give me a second thought, would be completely incompatible with me once I got to know them, are outside of a...
    MissedTheBoat MissedTheBoat 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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    It's always those girls in relationships.

    I can connect to them soo damn well, then I'm attracted to them, then I realize they have a boyfriend and my moral code forbids me to go any further. Tried the same with single girls but after a day or two they bore the hell outta me. Really bugs me.
    GR4YF0X GR4YF0X 18-21, M 1 Response May 5

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    Nininglee Nininglee 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 20

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    I Need Advice..

    ok so i have these 2 friends (ill call them Sam and Kate to make things easier) Sam and Kate are my best friends and recently i told both of them that im pretty sure im bi and theyr both cool with it (Kate is bi also) and when i was talking to Sam a few days ago she told me she...
    dancergirl101 dancergirl101 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Demi Lovato mostly but then there's Nina Dobrev

    and Shailene Woodley like damn they're hot
    DemsSkyscraper DemsSkyscraper 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response May 21

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    I guess I can't have them because,

    I'm really not very attractive, and I often wonder who would be attracted to me. I have all kinds of preferences, and every once in a while, I find someone who's perfect, or near perfect, and I think "no, he/she wouldn't like me" I have an ok personality I guess, I'm a little f...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    always - seems like the universe is playing a

    joke on me cause everyone I want doesn't want me and everyone I don't want is all over it
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    daydayswagg daydayswagg 13-15, F Nov 11

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    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Orlando Bloom. One direction.

    Alex Gaskarth. Derek sanders I could go on and on lol
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    I obsess over, am in love with,

    am attracted to, and nearly stalk my therapists. They have become mother figures to me. Without them I feel lost.
    ShadowPrincess603 ShadowPrincess603 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    When a person says that they like me,

    I somehow lose attraction to them. I like guys who are gay (yes this is super weird), because I know they will never like me back. I am attracted to people who are not attracted to me, they can't be. This is a horrible curse and I hate it, it's the reason I have been single all...
    jiumpuu jiumpuu 13-15, F Aug 24

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    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F Oct 21

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    It's stupid. I fell for a friend,

    who turned out later, wasn't one at all. He played me. Used me as an ego boost and I was so into him and him alone, that I rejected guys who were better ppl. Am I sorry now...but u can't turn back time. Still waiting for someone to click with-it seldom happens to me.
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Its A Curse.

    I cant seem to like anyone in my reach, no matter how attractive they are, I keep brushing everyone off because I always have crazy crushes which are most of the time SURREAL! Im sure its just to make sure it is completley impossible for us to be together. Maybe I do it because...
    XxthedarknesswillgrowxX XxthedarknesswillgrowxX 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    She's Already Taken

    Why does she tempt me like this. It's something about her being forbidden that makes her more appealing to me. It makes her body sexier, makes her her voice sound more seductive when she talks to me or says my name. I used to need her like I needed air in my body, I wanted her so...
    LissaLoves LissaLoves 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2011

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    mostly girls with over 10 age difference

    and married :S but sometimes girls around my age which i cant have either so sucks to be me :-)
    scar101 scar101 18-21, F Oct 20

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    Why can I not have Zac Effron

    or Leonardo DiCaprio? I know they are too old but I will not care if it's them! Hahaha!
    HeyHeyitsEmilie HeyHeyitsEmilie 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Realizing that I get the person I want I find

    it harder to move on especially if I have invested so much attention and effort
    LadyAya12 LadyAya12 26-30, F Oct 21

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    Always happens to me.

    I'm attracted to those I can't have. And those who show interest, I'm not attracted to. At some point I wish there would be a match, but I'm getting older and nothing has changed so far. I really hate that my feelings act this way. I wish I had an off-switch sometimes, so that I...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    as I cant open and honest to this certain

    person, I remember what you said on my birthday, I remember the way you held and kissed me. cant believe we will never be xxxx
    gamer3613 gamer3613 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    There was this man, this beautiful man with

    dark straight brown hair and piercingly blue eyes. When I looked at him and he looked at me I knew I wanted to protect something forever. Except he didn't look at me, except I was invisible to him. But it wasn't just the fact that he was aesthetically pleasing, he had such a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 11

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    Seems I always fall for the ones I can't have.

    I'm starting to think it's more a of a defense mechanism and my way out of committing. If I never commit to anyone I won't ever get hurt, right?
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I think I seek them out

    because I like a chase and its a confidence boost to know that I can have even whats not on the market. I blame Nick Cannon. If he wouldn't have married Mariah Carey I would have no hope
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 27

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