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I Am Skeptical About Relationships

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    Reverse relationships.

    Sounds weird? Sounds familiar? If someone wants to build a relationship with me most probably they would not know most of the real me and we would remain good acquaintances maybe even for years. If I were to let them come closer though, and things would become really personal, I...
    vintervandraren vintervandraren 18-21 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    Nope Never

    I'm skeptical about falling in love, most relationships that I've seen have ended in break ups so to me there is really no point of having my heart broken.
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    Heck yeah im skeptical about relationships.

    I was once sooo in love with my gf and sooo sure about "Forever" but now look at me. i want to be single lol. it trips me out how you can be so sure about something and then 1 day its not what you want. its pretty much a waste of time, money, sweat and tears when you guys...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F Apr 24

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    Being Played

    I have had men in the past that have played me like a fiddle. It is time I turn some tables. It is my turn to be the player. I love a good and true relationship. I have been single for 4 years now. Although I have been very active in the dating scene. If you want a true prince...
    justme02 justme02 51-55, F 8 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    Relationships With Men

    I don't know if anyone else has been in a situation like mine but I just need to get it out. I have been searching to understand myself and understand why I am the way I am for the past three years. I have learned alot, some things good and some things, well I wish I didn't have...
    Kat47 Kat47 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    To be honest, I don't know what I want in a

    relationship anymore. I don't even know what will make me admirable or special to someone.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 Jul 19

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    I just went on my first date with a female

    (I've dated men) and I'm just not feeling it...we've been friends for years and I found out she had a crush on me so we went out. I feel guilty because she had a really great time but here I am doubting it. She's really sensitive and I am the first person she's ever dated. No...
    JuleSinger JuleSinger 18-21, F Nov 29, 2014

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    I Was Cheated On

    I was with my ex girlfriend for 5 years.  We split up about a 18 months ago.  I was heart broken, even more so, when i found out that she had been cheating on me for the past year! I would like to forget about her and move on with my life, but im finding it very...
    tranquile tranquile 31-35 2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    Feeling Fear From The Past

    My relationship with my ex ended horribly. I had cops knocking on my door asking if I was alright. Even after that night, I couldn't let go. It wasn't an abusive relationship or anything. This happened about a month ago. Before he left for basic training, we talked things...
    Thaon1229 Thaon1229 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    My last relationship was a

    friendship/relationship weird ordeal. We started out being friends and he was extremely controlling and abusive in that he would call me terrible things and guilt me into telling him what he wanted to hear and make me feel awful. I won't go into the details but basically I ended...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 15, 2014

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    No Loyalty

    Let me start by saying that all relationships can't be like this. There has got to be some relationship somewhere that is sparkling. (This is my attempt at optimism) However, every relationship in front of me (besides my mom and step-dads marriage) might as well not be a...
    Dulcette Dulcette 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2011

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    Can You Play A Player??

    Reader's Question: I have been going out with this guy for a couple of months. We've been on a few dates and we text sometimes but not every day. Over these couple of months I have come to the conclusion that I am one of many women he is dating/seeing. Not only have I realized...
    SinglesRevolution SinglesRevolution 31-35, F Jul 9, 2012

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    Our 29 Year Age Difference!

    Hello, I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We meet on AgeMeet.com.We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing years and he's my best friend and the most wonderful boyfriend! We have a lot in common believe it or not, we want the same...
    fergiecc11 fergiecc11 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    ...but I have an upcoming date with an amazing

    girl so I'm really excited =) It would be long-distance, but Snapchat makes things way easier <3
    JuleSinger JuleSinger 18-21, F Nov 26, 2014

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    Dare I say I'm almost relieved?

    It's a combination of both disappointment and having a weight lifted off of my chest. Disappointment because it never was. Relief because I can finally let go of something that was never there. I'm... Ok. If there's a lesson to be learned here, it's lost on me at the moment. I...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    I'm alone but not lonely

    and really don't know if I want relationships anymore.'There are few things in life that haven't given me happiness.For example men.' Ava Gardner
    beautyinman beautyinman 41-45, F Feb 6

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    Not Terrified, Perhaps Too Lazy

    I don't know what it is, but I have a lot of trouble wanting to have a guy sit next to me when I watch TV or a movie or something. I prefer hanging with my girlfriends, as I don't need to put up a front. Also, am very uneasy when I need to wipe my nose and a guy is around. I...
    HotPotatoeDahling HotPotatoeDahling 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2007

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    Skeptical is putting it mildly.

    I'm not sure that I trust them at all anymore... Not just the dating aspect either but even the platonic ones. Every relationship I've ever had has ended with pain for me. That says alot considering my inability to feel... Well much of anything.. I've only had two real friends...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M Apr 16

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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...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    Passed experiences, past heart breaks,

    made me this way. Are all guys ********.? The fundamental question. Why do guys play you.? Why don't they let you all the way in? Why play the mind games? All these questions with no concrete answers. These past relationships and non relationships made me skeptical ad jaded...
    ceetasha23 ceetasha23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    I Moved Countries To Avoid Commitment

    I was supposed to move in with my boyfriend of almost a year, and a week after looking at houses I booked flights to australia without him. Sub conciously I think I was trying to run away. And I miss him more than anything in the world.
    hayisa01 hayisa01 22-25, F Sep 30, 2013

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    It's like being a wannabe sculptor.

    I'm unable to get close to anyone. It seems like there is something I lack. That's my conclusion. I have no problems with meeting and getting to know new people. I know what to say. I know how to listen. I know how to make it appear like I understand even if I usually don't. I'm...
    vintervandraren vintervandraren 18-21 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    Eh...

    I have a really hard time believing that someone is into me enough to commit to a long-term serious relationship. The person who ends up with me is going to have have the patience of a saint.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2010

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    Cursed

    My whole families relationships have gone horribly wrong and after one of mine did a couple months ago, I'm afraid to find someone else... Faithful and trustworthy people are hard to find these days...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ 2 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    And if you're awake at four AM,

    you are either in love or lonely, and I don't know which one is worse
    wonderwall12 wonderwall12 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    Alone and Okay With It...

    Not relationship  for other people, just relationship for me.   I truly believe that some people were met to live life with just a handful of close friends and no significant other...and I'm one of those people.   I'm excepted a long time ago that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    i don't know what you want from

    although at the same time i do. i can't give you what you need yet not because i don't want too but because i don't know yet. trust is hard for me just as it is for you. I've been hurt just like you. I've loved just like you and I've lost just like. i hurt...deeply . words can...
    youroneandonly34 youroneandonly34 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Wtf

    Why can't anything be easy and without drama? In the absolute simplest terms (because I dont have a lot of energy), here was a weird experience which happened last night: Boy likes girl, girl is skeptical but likes him too. Girl goes to boy's party. Boy gets really really drunk...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Our 29 Year Age Difference!

    Hello, I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We meet on AgeMeet.com.We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing years and he's my best friend and the most wonderful boyfriend! We have a lot in common believe it or not, we want the same...
    fergiecc11 fergiecc11 26-30, F Nov 13, 2014

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    All They Bring Is Heartache.

    I don't believe in true love. One minute you can love someone and cheat on them the next. The world is fuc*ked up. I'll never let myself get too attached to a guy.
    CrystalKlear17 CrystalKlear17 22-25, F 1 Response May 2, 2011

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    Or more likely I am skeptical about people

    knowing how to love.They always mistake feelings,then want you like a spoil kid wants a toy and after they get bored and further more, blame it on you xD wtf
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    I No Longer Believe

    I no longer believe in romantic love. It's to rare.
    Fireflower352 Fireflower352 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Yup

    I've always been cynical and jaded. My parents bad marriage and messy divorce made me learn to play it safe. I am in my early 20's and only been involved with one guy, and got my heart broken badly.  I'm pretty closed off, and letting him in was a big deal for me.  When...
    littleroo littleroo 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2007

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    What Does This Mean?

    So I never remember my dreams but this is the second time i had a dream like this. So I had a dream about being in a room with a guy I had relations with who I still like and his girlfriend and they were arguing about him having sex with me and he told her to ask me and so she...
    honey823 honey823 22-25, F Jul 22, 2013

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    I don't believe people are sincere in what they

    say, I know why I think this way and that I need to stop but I can't seem to...
    dvolt dvolt 26-30, M Nov 14, 2014

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    Cant Help It, Theres Truth In The Once Bitten Twice Shy Analogy

    When it comes to relationships I am a rather serious person that will devote my time to that relationship to build it, to get to know them and hopefully find something worth keeping.  I have never really been a play the field kind of girl, my heart is too soft for that.  Things...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    Hello Me! Are You Still There?

    I was a child of a marriage where two people hung in together for 20 years for the sake of their children, but no joy in one another at all almost to the point of hatred. They had nothing in common and spent very little time together but had no trouble inflicting discipline (no...
    ru4real2 ru4real2 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Am I Skeptical Or Naive?

    I'm waiting for butterflies. I refuse to settle. I'm very perceptive. I have had long term relationships, short term, flings, one nighters all that jazz.. and I'm done. Dating someone you barley know is basically like listening to someone lie for 3 months. Most of the time. Is it...
    DecemberLady DecemberLady 22-25, F 3 Responses May 6, 2012

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    I have never been in a committed relationship.

    And I sometimes wonder if I want to anymore. If I hear that most relationships are bad or end bad then I wonder: is it worth it? I don't believe in soulmates or 'the one' and neither do I believe in fate or destiny. For a relationship to really work I think you need a great...
    IronicIgor IronicIgor 31-35, M Jul 12

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    I'm 24 now and I'm at a point in my life were I

    have no one I cant trust anyone friends&family I say that because it's like people are out to get what they can from me. All I ask is for a little help it cost for help from these people. I don't ask for much it may seem like a lot but it's not.Im looking at my life and...
    uniquemiss uniquemiss 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Let's Move On

    You keep asking to see me, but in the back of my mind I know it will never happen. I let you keep thinking that you will though, because I don't want you to stop talking. I'm just afraid to see your face, or maybe more for you to see me like this. I've changed, and I'm trying to...
    Stacy8989 Stacy8989 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2010

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    3 Moms And A Dad

    After work 2 nights back, I went out to drink with some of my coworkers. We were talking about two of theme most recent heart breaks and the ****** relationship one was going to get pulled back in when Anthony told me to come down. "Down" was a 2 hour drive to his friends to...
    critterprintlover critterprintlover 22-25, F Jul 22, 2013

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    Today, my class received great relationship

    advice about casual dating from my 70+ year old History sub. Apparently if you like someone enough, you will want to "hook up and then go to get a taco".
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I Am Always Going To Be

    I always picked the wrong girls, probably hoping I could fix someone else so I wouldn't have to look within. Then I let the relationships happen naturally and still wound up getting hurt, so I just don't even know what to do anymore man. I do try and think about the fact that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    Almost divorced. Over a yr been single.

    I don't trust anyone and an afraid to even allow someone in my circle. I have so much love to give. I wish I could call in love to forget about all the pain
    mzirene73 mzirene73 41-45, F May 31, 2014

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    When i first meet someone I'm really open with

    them and everything goes well. Then after a few hours i suddenly don't trust them anymore an distance myself. I only call them if I'm in a good mood and whenever it suits me. I think it's kind of unfair on their part because they see me switch randomly even though nothing...
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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