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I Am Attracted to People I Can't Have

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    Story of my life. She's

    either married or has a boyfriend, or is related by marriage. I'm never one to make the first move, so I probably would only act on my feelings if she sent me a clear signal...then watch out!
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    In a sense of just seeing them in pictures &

    what not. I have a thing for American girls, it just seems like 90% of incredibly beautiful women are in America! That's my scenario anyway. How comes we're always attracted to people in other countries? Isit the accent? The fact that you're probably never actually going to...
    Urbangentleman Urbangentleman 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    Forgettotrust Forgettotrust 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    PrincessPeaches2015 PrincessPeaches2015 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Well this sucks. Just found out the guy I like

    wouldn't be into me. He's pretty much the only guy at my school I like, and today I've found he's kinda homophobic. Somehow the conversation shifted to "would you care if your son was gay?" I responded with: "no I wouldn't, love is love" Landon(the guy I like) said: "really? You...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44 18-21, M 1 Response May 22

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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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    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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    I Told My Male Teacher I Had A Crush On Him

    Let me start off by saying that I am gay, and since the first day of school I had a big crush on my male Computer Applications teacher (much harder class than it sounds). I ran into him during lunch and as we both said "hi" I immediately thought to myself that school is almost...
    dangshortyy341 dangshortyy341 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    I am attracted to someone

    who has been with someone for about 4 years and is basically married. But I am soooo attracted to this person and there is nothing I can do about It. Plus they are older than me about 8 years older than me.
    LoveWash95 LoveWash95 18-21, F Feb 11

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    Three questions What was it like to love him?

    Asked Gratitude. It was like being exhumed, I answered. And brought to life in a flash of brilliance. What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy. It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence. What was it like to...
    terriblethings terriblethings 18-21, F Jan 29

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    Forever alone why is it

    when I fancy someone I scare them off I'm so desperate for a relationship. I'm not skinny or sexy and I don't want to meet someone for just sex.
    BigChallangeSam BigChallangeSam 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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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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    A Safety Net

    It's safe for me, since I know that I truly can not have you It keeps me safe - emotionally Sometimes I think you deserve more than this ... I complicate things But as friends, it's easier :o)  Connecting, but not having to lose me.  
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    The Ultimate Thick-muscular, Tomboy...

    because I said it many times in some comment, left at different stories on EP, I like to write it out at full, with a magnificent example added to it. I go for truely boyish , or heavenly tomboyish, or uncompromised muscular girls/woman only. Just ONE problem with that, right...
    Wig4 Wig4 46-50, M Jun 20, 2011

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    AgeMeet.com is the #1 Age Gap Dating Site

    for younger women older men dating . It is Free to post & browse 550,000+ active members. We have been in the online dating business for over 11 years and has achieved tremendous success bringing younger women and older men together! younger women looking for older men mainly...
    fionacc11 fionacc11 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Lol. Often. But its also self imposed.

    Ethics. They are either married. Or see me as brother. Or are still chronologically too young. Sigh.
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 13

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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 am madly in love with the actor Tom Hardy

    but I don't really like any of his films apart from Bronson or Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. Does anyone else share this attraction?
    CocoParis CocoParis 22-25, F Feb 19

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    The Bus Kiss

    One day I was riding a bus half way across the country to see my sister. A very pretty girl got on the bus and sat next to me. I was so elated and freaked out at the same time. What do I say? How should I act? I've got to try not to mess this up. Pretty girls never sit next...
    sundragon sundragon 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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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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    Folly of Emotional Safety Nets

    To focus energy on someone you clearly cannot have is a way of staying in an emotional safety zone and but can cause more unhappiness in the end than happiness. Sometimes people are separated by distance and circumstance, just beginning to know each other, and this kind of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    What's a Girl Do?

    I am attracted to men I cannot have. This fact does not seem likely to change. They are always too old or married or way out of my league, physically or intellectually. And if attraction happens to mutual for once, they end up moving away. It happened to me twice... in the same...
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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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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    Can't Get Rejected.

    Falling for people I can't have is how I keep myself safe from rejection.     I can fantasize all I want and no one gets hurt.... especially me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    XxTheInsanePegasixX XxTheInsanePegasixX 18-21, M 1 Response May 21

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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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    This is definitely true!

    Haha. Maybe it should be; I am attracted to people who don't want me
    misconstruedthoughts misconstruedthoughts 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Yep.

    Tall dark and handsome hasn't found their way into my life yet. Keep looking (;
    ShadeofRae ShadeofRae 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    So today I saw this this gorgeous Indian guy

    and ugh, seriously my mouth was watering because he was so damn good looking. 😍 I've always had a soft spot for men of color, and he was one good looking guy. Too bad he was taking a different bus than me. Would have really liked to talk to him. Maybe next time 😉😊
    Millemer Millemer 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm no different than anyone else.

    It's easier for me to have a small crush on a hot guy that isn't interested. When I do fall for a guy who I have a connection with (said man is dating THE MOST HORRIBLE girl on planet earth) it only hurts more when it doesn't work out. Ughh.
    CheriseJK CheriseJK 18-21 May 21

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    The struggle smh ugh

    and everybody I'm not attracted to likes me
    Promisesarebullshit Promisesarebullshit 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Wanting What You Can'T Have...

    She's very passionate, devoted, determined, strong... She has blazing red hair, and some of the most beautiful eyes I've seen... She's a lot of fun to be around, most of the time... She's pretty much what I need right now, and I'd like to think I could provide what she needs, too...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M Feb 6, 2013

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    Im In Love With My Brother And He Likes Me 2

    I just now started seeing my bro and its nonstop flirting with him, he touches my leg, plays with my hair and im acually falling for it. I never thought id feel this way though
    mejia22 mejia22 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2011

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    Always the people i cant have are the people i

    want 😒 i really wonder why but then i think to myself maybe i do it on purpose because i like the challenge of getting them 😁
    verox3 verox3 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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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    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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    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    I Am Attracted To Unavailable People

    I am attracted to unavailable people
    T2NYC T2NYC 41-45, M Oct 19, 2013

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    I'm attracted to Cassie

    and I can't have her. I'm attracted to Beyonce and I can't have her. I want to MARRY Cyn Santana and I can't have her either! 😭😭😭
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F Apr 8

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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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    I Easily Lose Attraction For People Who Like Me

    Very predictably, I seem to very quickly lose attraction for people who express an interest in me after one or two dates. Complementing this, I think I am afraid to pursue people I'm really attracted to for fear of rejection.
    T2NYC T2NYC 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    My Lang. Arts Teacher.

    I'm gay, that's the truth. Thing is, I already know that, even IF I'm in middle school. It's not a phase, because I've suspected it for years. Anyways, ever since my new Language Arts teacher Mr. Ganz came to the school, I felt so attracted to him. He's probably straight, but he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    Markiplier!! It started

    as me just watching him on youtube and thinking hey, he's funny. But lately I have been so obsessed with him. I wanna meet him so bad and now i wanna be with him. I think he is perfect in every way! He is very respectful to everyone and is still funny. He makes me laugh so much...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F Jan 6

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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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    What's Wrong With Me

     I've only liked people I can't have. My first crush was grade 6. Every year since then I've liked someone new. My latest crush has been my crush for a little more than a year. He ****** me off because he's actually nice to me. Why would you be nice to someone you don't...
    picopa picopa 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2009

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    He is the only one I was never able to get,

    he is not my type, I do not like him and I don't think he looks good either. But it makes me angry that I wasn't able to make him like me. I have this problem, if I have a crush on a guy, it must be someone who doesn't have a crush on me, and once he asks me out or tells me he...
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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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    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F Apr 6

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