I Am Starved For Affection

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,316 People

    I Honestly Feel That Loneliness Can Kill

    Always alone, Never loved, never wanted. This will drive people into deep dark depressions, they will kill themselves because they are never hugged never held. And it's a self sustaining cycle.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 26, 2013

    I really don't know what the **** is going on,

    what is so wrong with me, so that no one wants to stay close. I don't have a single friend, I've never had anyone that loves me back. There's so much pain in this world, why are we so damn stupid? It hurts so much
    sadasusual sadasusual
    Aug 10, 2014

    Like I Don't Get Enough!

    I was going to try to write something poetic but **** that, this situation is bullshit. I get affection everyday from somewhere, most of my friends are girls and I go to all of them for affection and they smother me in it but it's never ******* enough is it. I will go to any...
    Miserablistbboygothslut Miserablistbboygothslut
    31-35, M
    19 Responses Aug 3, 2008

    Tired Of Crying...

    I found this site and thought maybe writing my feelings would help. I'm a 48-year-old attractive woman going through a divorce after 22 years. Been on my own for 8 months. The reason I'm divorcing is my husband never gave me the love and affection I so desperately needed. It...
    Jancan Jancan
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2013

    I really need some sort of romantic affection

    like a hug or kiss, but I know I never will for a long time and I'm getting really down about that
    madigood madigood
    16-17, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    Just Wanna Be In Love...

    I can't even bare to tell my story. I just want this pain to go away.. I so desperately need someone in my life.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    ...what I wouldn't give to have a long,

    full-bodied, standing embrace...
    SShawnO SShawnO
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    I Would Love It 2

    i would love 2 b touched everywhere some people have all the luck
    hotbabe1 hotbabe1
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2013

    I've never had a boyfriend

    or had my first kiss and I have this horrible craving for a guys touch. I don't even want anything sexual, just affectionate touches.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    I long to be touched I long to be caressed I

    long to be held As tight as you can. I long be understood I long to be heard I long to be assured That you'll be around for good. I long to adored I long to be desired I long to be respected And know I'm all you ever needed! I long to be cherished I long to feel beautiful I...
    prettierinpink prettierinpink
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    One Is A Lonely Number.

    I didn't like this group because I'm horny or something like that, I just have this emptiness inside me sometimes that makes me feel sad sometimes. I see happy couples getting along, laughing, being together, holding hands and the sweetness of that relationship makes me yearn for...
    imsohorridithurts imsohorridithurts
    10 Responses Jan 5, 2011

    I miss being close to the person I love

    and feel every heartbeat, every move they make. Just stare in their eyes and enjoy that crazy feeling in the low part of my stomach. Like happiness and excitement and I just wanna kiss them until dawn and repeat it all over until sunset. Just miss the closeness, the soft lips...
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2014

    this is so stupid and sad but every night i

    curl up under my covers and hug my stuffed pillowpet cow and i whisper comforting words in its ears and i wonder when someone will hug me under my covers and whisper comforting words in my ears i am so willing to give someone all the attention and affection i can give them but i...
    winmkcanivadfan winmkcanivadfan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    What I Want

    I want my man to look up and smile at me when I walk in the door. I want him to ask me to sit beside him when we watch tv. I want him to be willing to watch something that I've expressed an interest in. I want him to realize independently that something needs to be done around...
    zarfle zarfle
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2012

    Tearing At The Seams

    It seems like this problem is an epidemic nowadays, at least in the circles I hang out with. Furries are starved for affection, emos, teenagers, etc. In my humble opinion, it's becoming a lifestyle in some circles. I had a lot of social problems throughout school. Kind of goofy...
    iapyx20 iapyx20
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

    Little Girl Lost

    I was abused from the time I was 3 or 4 yrs old and never told antbody and my mom and da were drinkers and my dad died when I was 10 and mom really drank and I had to be a mom to my little sister and brother and at 18 I got married to get away from her and married an abusive...
    walk1040 walk1040
    70+, F
    4 Responses Oct 24, 2013

    And It's My Fault...

    I am starved for affection, yet I push away my friends and family. Especially, my fiance. I want so much to just let him love me...but it hurts to let people in...I'm so lucky he sticks around. I love him so much!
    rikajustine rikajustine
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2012

    To Be Held

    Right now I'm just feeling so lonely and craving loving touch and affection. My husband and I don't have sex (twice a year if I'm lucky). He very seldom even holds my hand or puts his arm around me. He doesn't even touch me in bed. I never thought marriage would be like this...
    teddybear95 teddybear95
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2010

    I Miss That Special Feeling

    It's just not about sex while that is good in a relationship it's not everything. What I'm looking for is someone who is kind and caring and would be there for me like I would for them. When I am with someone I like the hugs and the kisses It just makes you feel good to know that...
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2012

    Sooo just wondering if this is just me

    but my boyfriend has this friend whom is a girl and when they text each other he talks to her like really nice more nicer then he talks to me and before he met me she tried it on when him but because she has cheated on his friends he would not be with her she is now married and...
    Ladyemzy Ladyemzy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    I Crave Affection

    I want to touch another human being and be touched. I want light fingers trailing down my back, I want to run my fingers through thick hair. I miss being kissed. I miss looking into knowing eyes and sharing secret smiles. I want to be wanted- what a powerful thing THAT is, it...
    ReddBrown ReddBrown
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2008
    daisydiehigh daisydiehigh
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    Very Much In Love

    Although I am very much in love with my partner, I am starved for affection...I want him to touch and kiss me. I want him to tell me how pretty I am and mean it. Hes not the type to do these things...Never really been romantic other than V-day...I really want him to try to be but...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses May 15, 2008


    I have been married to my present wife for 12yrs., but we have drifted apart. We are living more like brother and sister. I'm depressed and starving for affection, but my age is a handicap. I feel so alone, i could scream. Not many women are interested in an older gentleman. But...
    fuddnuttzz fuddnuttzz
    66-70, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2012

    Damn That Picture...

    I want me some of that! ♥✟✞❥❤✞ ♥ ☮☯♊✌☩☠☾✯❀
    magenxmajestic magenxmajestic
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2013

    Words Do Little. Action Does A Lot.

    It's good to know that you love me, but why can't you show me that you do. It gets painfully lonely wanting to feel loved. Words only go so far when I don't SEE any actions that supports your words.I really don't think I"m asking for too much.
    Wilber999 Wilber999
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Apr 23, 2012

    I Am Never On The List

    Don't know why but I never make the list of any private social activity. I am somewhat on a friendly level with everyone, so I don't understand what it is about me that no one ever invites me to their social activities. This hurts me a lot as I work at a large institution where...
    Brownrose42 Brownrose42
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2013

    It hurts in solemn curves

    that dip into the abyss of backless down below. It's encompassing your spirit sadly dwindles within and aches. The isolation of the curvature not fondly there. The nothingness of it all that begins and ends with time just hurts. The pale existence of a woman's touch. Her...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    I May Not Look Undernourish

    I or we may look all happy and very much in LOVE when we are out...Guess that is why we don't go many places together....Church and function for the children and parents homes.....But if looks showed my lack of affection...There would be a 800 # on Cable for this undernourish man...
    bquick bquick
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2008

    Why Is It So Hard......

    Why is it so hard to find a woman who would appreciate a man that is romantic and sensual and compassionate and caring.... My brother treats woman very badly...he runs around on them... hits them..takes money from them and they would do ANYTHING for him... I treat woman with...
    ThePointman ThePointman
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2013

    Is it normal to see hot looking women

    and to see like a gigantic Oreo with legs and just be like the starved fat kid who adores the crud out of Oreos ?!?!?!
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    Note To Self

    Dear Self, You want affection? What, are you stupid?! Get over yourself, you loser. You will always be "starved for affection" because affection is not real!! Don't believe me? Don't you realize that it's human nature to look out for one's own best interest? We only care about...
    Aimlessly Aimlessly
    Oct 31, 2011

    I Dont Think It Matters

    affection its been years how can i still cry where do these feelings come from their just too unreal.
    cutie2christy cutie2christy
    36-40, F
    Nov 6, 2013


    I am so tired of reading books, watching movies, and seeing people around all in love. I just want to have what they have so bad. I know I could make someone happy. I could be their everything and make them the happiest person on earth. Ugh its so frustrating not having someone...
    rainbow1691 rainbow1691
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2011

    Just One Kiss...

    and I'm good again for another ten years. lol Ugh... it's crazy... does anyone think I'm an *** for wanting a kiss, and to be held, to make out...?
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2012

    literally, starved for physical affection.

    not intimate...just touching and being held, hugging someone, holding hands, my head on their chest hearing their heartbeat. it would just make everything so much more bearable.
    ilovenewsocks ilovenewsocks
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    I Hate This Quote.

    I've seen it in a fortune cookie and I've seen it on face book. "Learn to befriend yourself and you'll never be lonely." It is not true. Look at human beings from the perspective of a zoologist. You wouldn't create a habitat for just one chimpanzee and expect it to be a healthy...
    sensualloveroflife sensualloveroflife
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2012

    I would give you so much AFFECTION

    that you would be walking Funny the next day :)
    41-45, M
    Feb 17, 2016

    I'm Like A Dried Out Plant.

    I feel as if I'm a plant, and affection is the water, and I've always been an extra dried out plant.   It's almost as if I'm a plant in the desert.  Or a plant next to a bunch of other plants.  Like I'm the only dried out plant on the block, and all the other...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2010

    Starved For Affection

    I'm a single woman in her 40's who has found herself quite alone after a relationship break up more than a year ago.   Thought I was doing okay with just working, an occasional night out with girlfriends but not much other social activities.  Then one day a friend...
    karenwq karenwq
    41-45, F
    15 Responses Jun 26, 2009

    Just Thinking About It, Makes Me Want To Play In Traffic...

    It's true, no matter how sad it sounds... I haven't had affection...... in ages. I wonder if my life is even worthy to receive affection from someone, or if I must continue to just move around as a vessal waiting to run out of fuel then just kill over. I've tried to look, but I...
    SomeRandude SomeRandude
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    I'm very affectionate

    and caring with people I love. I just wish I had some of that In return. I would love to know that someone loves and cares for me :(
    LunaSantos LunaSantos
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2014

    {insert Affection Here}

    Well, I never thought I would complain about this, but here I am. Complaining. To start off, I am a very affectionate guy, and I do everything I can to show my girlfriend I love her. Well, here's where the complaining comes into play. My girlfriend, throughout our relationship...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

    Need Affection So Bad :'(

    I wish I could put on Craigslist that I need affection.  Men used to use this to take advantage of me (not sexually always, but just to make fun of me or waste my time).  Now I use my deductive logic skills, I ask my self?What is MY way?Am I getting MY way? Have I improved...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 21, 2011

    I miss being inlove, there's nothing like

    affection from the one your in love with... 😏
    dynamita79 dynamita79
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    How I Miss It....

    Well the title of this group says it all! ~STARVED FOR AFFECTION~ oh how I long for him to hold me, touch me, carress me, kiss me,  etc.. gosh I miss the intimacy and  the smell of his skin... oh I miss it all...
    coolchick coolchick
    41-45, F
    24 Responses Apr 12, 2008

    i actually miss affection

    which is weird lol
    treasure91 treasure91
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    I am a very affectionate person born into a

    family of unaffectionate people excluding my mom who just passed away last month. I'm dating a guy who I like very much and truly want to be very affectionate with him but I'm concerned that I might scare him away with the amount of hugging, cuddling, kissing etc... that I would...
    bigheartbroken bigheartbroken
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2015
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