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I Don't Do Relationships

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    I've seen two pathways to relationships: 1) Get

    and Keep One or 2) Find Yourself With Somebody. We've all heard of the "Dating Game". Why is it called a GAME? When did loving a person for who they really are become PacMan or Warcraft territory? Ever since somebody said, "if you want to find a spouse, you'd better...
    OnAlert OnAlert 56-60, M Jun 17

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    I just haven't opened myself up in that way. I would have once, but that is a past story.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 15 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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    (relation)ships...seasick?

     First of all. I'm not disappointed in love, or broken hearted. But ones I got this sort of a deal , haha, I really can't pick a better word for this situation: A: So...we're having a good time, I like you and (blah-blah-blah). Are we like a couple now? B: Do I have to sign...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30, 2009

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    Hmm

    I've tried a few times and I gotta say it sucked. After about a month women change they become this whole other person who wants you to give them input on every detail of their lives. I would rather just take a girl out a few times when they are still trying to convince...
    Blizzake Blizzake 22-25 1 Response Sep 30, 2009

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    I think I told this story before, but here I go again... I have lost my faith in so many things. I have lost my faith in myself, in people, in life. When I was a kid, I had a...
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    I don't understand how some single men/women get into relationships with married men/women, and then get sooo upset when they chose their spouse in the end over them. Like, 1- did...
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    I just don't. You never know who you're talking to and also it's like a long distance relationship. Long distance doesn't work.
    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I like Dylan so much. It's like were so compatible and I think he's cute and has a fun personality. I told him how I felt about him, about some previous relationships I have had...
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    I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I think I don't care, but I can't do as I think. :D :(
    DAOZ DAOZ 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I'm sooo annoyed about certain online friends of mine always message me things and then get upset or complain when I don't answer them right away. "it took you that long to...
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    inspirelove inspirelove 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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