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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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    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, 2014

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    PrincessPeaches2015 PrincessPeaches2015 18-21, F 4 Responses May 4, 2014

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    I just texted my crush

    for the first time, and it couldn't have gone worse :( it was the simplest, shortest, and most one-sides convo I've ever had. D:
    bayman028 bayman028 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Yea. this is so true,

    and has been for so very long, that I have resolved myself to flip this situation upside down. No one can have me. :P
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I'm in love with anime,

    cartoons, and the few real guys I like are either not interested or just friends.
    lunarsolar36 lunarsolar36 13-15, T 3 Responses Mar 21

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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 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    minniecc11 minniecc11 26-30, F Jan 15

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    straight guys. gay guys

    neither want me
    tylerlh tylerlh 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I'm always getting crushes on my husband's

    friends. It doesn't help that he basically ignores me lately. I'm always wanting to be around whenever his friends are over, so i can flirt with them, but i feel like it's pointless.
    HarmonyCHILL HarmonyCHILL 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    Today in English class.

    The girl I sit next to is always talkative. :P. But thats what I like about her. Though she has a boyfriend. My friend who is good friends with her was like "Does Brice touch your butt?" Shes like "yea. He does it a lot" Then hes like, "do you LOVE him" "Haha, noo...
    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    I like people that I can't have,

    I don't know why. I just feel like I'm not good enough for them. Even when attractive people show interest in me, I just shut down because it's almost too good to be true. Being gay sucks when men make things confusing :-/.
    LiamShiromaruEP LiamShiromaruEP 18-21, M Dec 2, 2014

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    Seriously. ugh. why did I

    even consider....pfft.
    thislilkitten thislilkitten 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Like Marilyn Monroe,

    because she's dead.
    DJIronMonkey DJIronMonkey 31-35, M 9 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    Have you ever thought

    that your life is a big wonder of why? Like why do I like her or him, why this, why that? Is it cause we're to blind that the people we like are also a bunch of whys? I've been attracted to a lot of people that I know I can date or have so WHY do I even bother? Is it cause I don...
    BrokenLoss BrokenLoss 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    So life is hard i know.

    but its harder when you love someone that he doesnt want you back. i have a friend. ive known him for 3 years now. from the forst day i noticed there is something dofferent in this guy.. he is an amazing person.. he always tells mw about his girlfriends his crushes and what he...
    lor334 lor334 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    zoecc11 zoecc11 26-30, F Dec 24, 2014

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    Whelp. Here I am. About to say what I feel like

    saying. I guess I'll just say it then. I'm in love with my cousin. Ok? And don't try to give me the whole "BUT ITS WRONG" or "OMG YOU SICK **** YOU CANT DO THAT" because I've already heard it. And if you still feel like saying it, then read my f*cking name. I've heard it a...
    NoMoralsWhatsoever NoMoralsWhatsoever 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    some of the ones I'm attracted to are family

    members. I really don't understand why society says that is such a terrible thing.
    Bruceisbi Bruceisbi 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 3 Responses Nov 14, 2011

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    Is it human nature to be attracted to people

    that are "out of our league"? I tend to fall for the guys that are really attractive. I am certainly out of their league... Anyone else ever experience this? If so, what have you done about it? What type of people are you drawn towards?
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Aren't we all? Actors,

    actresses - people we know or know of, that seem so out of our league...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 2 Responses Feb 22

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    A new survey has revealed

    that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The study, conducted by online dating site www.agemeet.com, collected data from 53,233 users with the results being quite...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F Dec 1, 2014

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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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?
    Notadickjusthonest Notadickjusthonest 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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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    The worst feeling you'll ever feel is sitting

    next to the person who means the world to you knowing that you mean nothing to them :(
    riya101 riya101 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Shelbaayyy Shelbaayyy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    daydayswagg daydayswagg 13-15, F Nov 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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    thislilkitten thislilkitten 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    3 years ago i met this guy.

    he is 6 years older than me. he is the most attractive guy that i ever met.. now we have stopped talking because of his new girlfriend i had never had the chance to be with him. :( i miss him sometimes
    lor334 lor334 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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. ;)
    TheMightyGoddess TheMightyGoddess 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Weird I have a personal preference to mature

    men? No too old but I know many times where I had my little "moments." A 26 year old and a 30. They both liked me, (the 30 year old wanted to marry me). The 26 year old was already engaged to another woman who looked like me. I felt used and ugly. The other man however made me...
    RoseDani RoseDani 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Somehow I rarely feel any romantic attraction

    to someone close to me or even in the same country, but people on the other side of the world can get me thinking of them all day after one or two good conversations. I think it might an unconscious choice not to get attracted to anyone close because I'm terrified of getting...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 2 Responses