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I Am Attracted to People I Can't Have

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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 Dec 16, 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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    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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    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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    Its the people i love the most

    that dont love me. It hurts. Or at least i dont think they like me. Lifes just too confusing. Nvm. Im done caring
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 5

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    dalidacc11 dalidacc11 26-30, F Apr 21

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    PrincessPeaches2015 PrincessPeaches2015 18-21, F 4 Responses May 4, 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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    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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    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...
    Gentle153Old Gentle153Old 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 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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    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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    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.
    KatKvinna KatKvinna 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    Like Marilyn Monroe,

    because she's dead.
    SlickRick83 SlickRick83 31-35, M 9 Responses Dec 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Am attracted to my teacher,

    or maybe you can say in love with her! Am 16 years old and she 31 she's married btw! I guess she also has feelings towards me because she always brings me gifts and stuff! I really don't know what to do! Loving her really hurts! What should I do?!
    Bloomington82 Bloomington82 18-21, T 3 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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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    straight guys. gay guys

    neither want me
    tylerlh tylerlh 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    Attracted to people i cant have

    and not attracted to the people who are attracted to me :/
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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

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    it would be easier on everyone involved

    if I could just walk away. but how do you break an attraction when you're attached like this?. when their part of your everyday life. when it's like they are a drug you can't live without.??
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    midnightT31 midnightT31 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    "I choose to love you in silence,

    for in silence I find no rejection. I choose to adore you from a distance, for distance will shield me from pain. I choose to kiss you in the wind, for the wind is gentler than my lips" - unknown. This poem I saw today is exactly how I feel for you. I hate myself for not having...
    deadkid deadkid 22-25 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Really attracted to this guy

    that works at my school and my local gym...even though he's 6 years older than me and would never go for me. Why must this happen.
    veratreasure veratreasure 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am attracted to people i can't have.

    When i find someone who i want to close to,i'm very happy. But once they literally close to me,i push them away due to fear. Fear of love Fear of something Fear of something that i don't know It's so easy to talk to people who i'm not attracted to,i even smile a lot and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 22

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    Shelbaayyy Shelbaayyy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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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 often find myself attracted to younger petite

    Jewish lesbians. They aren't always the full combo but usually have at least two of the variables of which generally aren't attracted to large older black males.
    Xlsmoove Xlsmoove 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 21

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    In the search of the love

    that i never felt before, i lost track of what is truly important, self-love. Depression has swept in me for the past few days. I don't know if i can still bring back the person i lost in the process. I wanna laugh again. I wanna try to find love once more.
    Adonisalala Adonisalala 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 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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