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I Hate Dating

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    The Most Boring New Year Ever...

    I met the guy on an online dating site. He looked really good on his profile picture. Our correspondence back and forth was really positive. I agreed to go on a date with him on New Year's Eve. The first problem was that the person who showed up at my door did not look like the...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Why Do We Need A Boyfriend To Be Considered "normal" Or "desirable"?

    When I am totally free of prejudices, I realize I am so happy and peaceful being single at this point in my life. It doesn't mean I am not open to a relationship, but it means I am happy spending time being ME. However, these moments can be easily corrupted by your friends...
    whengodlaughed whengodlaughed 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    Date Prep Time -- You And Me.

    Getting ready for the date - me: 1 hour searching though my closet for a decent outfit. 1/2 hour showering and washing hair 1/2 hour shaving legs, underarms, lady parts 45 minutes applying makeup 15 minutes geting dressed. 30 minutes picking out shoes 15 minutes checking...
    LeslieCat LeslieCat 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Rejection Doesn't Hurt But Expectations Do..

    i hate dating.... da first days am usually uncomfortable...and abit scared he myt not lyk me...n den we hit it of n thngs seem ok...i enjoy da coffee dates...week 4 i enjoy da holdng hands....FROM NOWEA HE SAYS it aint workin....huh...dnt c tat kamin we seemd ok...now am bak to...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F Jul 29, 2012

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    I Get Too Bitter..

    way too bitter when i I think of dating in my opinion it's just another excuse to **** as many people as you can to see if through having sex with them they are the one for you. I watched my girlfriend go through guys like laundry sheets and same listening to my coworker talk...
    favestril favestril 36-40, F Dec 4, 2012

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    I love the boys that give me attention & go

    through all the trouble of "keeping up the act" of thinking they really like me just because they think I'll be an easy lay. And when they find out I'm not, their reaction is priceless.
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I Hate Dating

    I'm dating this guy and he doesn't want people to know that we're dating. I hate dating because something always happen to make me unhappy. Many of the guys that I have dated say that I'm fat and that I have to change. That I have to lose weight for them to continue to date me...
    arielrathim arielrathim 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    I Am So Tired...

    I just got a dear john email and I'm just so tired of trying to find someone.  It makes me feel so depressed.  I am so lonely and am just a regular guy looking for another regular guy. 
    Curt0360 Curt0360 51-55, M Jan 25, 2012

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    Broken Again < 3

    So today i found out my boyfriend liked my best friend. The last time i saw him he dumped me and walked off with my best friend.
    0KittKatt0 0KittKatt0 16-17, F Nov 13, 2013

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    Dating is hard... First to find someone

    who you might be interested in... Then you might not even click. I don't want to date anyone with kids... Is it a bad thing that I wouldn't want to date someone with kids? I like kids... But I think relationships are hard enough on their own without throwing kids and exes in...
    SWFinNY SWFinNY 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    Why does dating suck.

    Im so sick of letting myself getting hurt. I knew better and I still let it happen. Why do i always pick the emotionally unavailable men! **** Dating!
    Sabr3na Sabr3na 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    If The Date Blows

    The reality is unless you want to end up alone in a food court crying about the ex still 10 yrs later you must date and not hate it everyday....note I said not everyday. It's ok to vent here but read some positive stuff and believe your day is coming any day now. It couldn't hurt...
    JuliaMFT JuliaMFT 31-35 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    I don't necessarily hate it,

    but I just dislike starting over. Long term relationships are preferable for me, I understand that sometimes love can fade away and turn into comfort. But Idk, dating just isn't for me. Besides, I'm a pretty blunt person.. So I feel like an awkward silence will take place lol
    missdaize22 missdaize22 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    It's just at the point

    where it's really annoying and not worth the effort. I know I have often been picky, but we all get to a point where we are set in our ways , both men and women, and neither wants to be more flexible for the other person so we often don't bother. It's a sad reality.
    felinefriend850 felinefriend850 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    It Just Isn't Easy

      I don’t want to hate dating, honestly I don’t.  It is just so dam hard it seems to find love with the right person.   I was married for a very long time, so basically I am not a seasoned dater either.  Boy, oh boy was I in for a rude awakening when I put myself out...
    BigAssHeart BigAssHeart 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2011

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    It's Poiintless

    I never liked it specifically because of what it does. I like to start relationships off when I have already known the person as a close friend for some time. i trust it more. Dating is just like going on some blind date and possibly grabbing onto some one you MIGHT like. I don't...
    queer4clockwork queer4clockwork 18-21 2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    So you want to date a cougar?

    Well, that is an interesting and exciting choice you’ve made. Cougar women are such fine creatures, lovelier and more self-possessed than their younger sisters. It would be a prize to date a cougar and keep her for as long as you can.If you are thinking to yourself, &ldquo...
    GarthPasche GarthPasche 51-55, F Jun 28

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    Do Not Date This Guy!

    So Friday night I went on my first date since I have split from my husband and filed for divorce.  So he said that he wanted to go some place and talk and not really "out" because he wanted to get to know me.   Things got a little mixed around on Friday...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    Necessary Evil

    The sad reality of my life is that I'm 36, never been in a relationship and am still a virgin. There's no single reason why this has been the case, but it's a number of things: the way I look (my picture is on my profile - right now it's set so only friends can see it...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    I'm tired of dating. It's always fun in the

    beginning but the novelty wears out fast and you're left with just false hopes and frustration. It's like a never ending job interview that seems "thrilling" at first but then it hits you that you're just hopping from one interview to the next but never really getting anywhere...
    thiscatownsme thiscatownsme 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Feels Like a Job Interview

    except that a job interview you always know what to say, what to wear, and everyone knows the outcome. dating is like a job interview in that you are basically interviewing each other and the company is one another's lives.  Would you be a good fit in the company called my...
    xxdreamergrlxx xxdreamergrlxx 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2008

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    Jeez. Hate is a strong word,

    don't you think? I didn't know what the word "dating" meant until about a year ago. Seriously. I feel like people just wanted an excuse to not be committed to talking to only one person or to not feel guilty if they left the person that they were into for 1 week but since...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jun 28

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    Am I being self defeating.

    This guy blows me off and then reappears. Texts me after not hearing from him for 6 weeks. I responded. He asked me if I wanted to get together. I said yes and then he gives me these vague times he's avail. Which made me think he's not that sincere. He then starts talking about...
    Snailj12 Snailj12 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    I feel like I'm in the hookup generation; no

    one wants to try and genuinely fall in love. Everyone wants an accessory, a partner to lust over, but I feel like it's harder now for relationships, pure relationships to get started. Maybe it's just me, but the dating game has turned into just that, a game.
    misterverde misterverde 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    Stupid Lunch!!

    Why does everyone do lunch? Why coffee? So lame. Meet me at an art gallery. Take me to an inexpensive blues concert like they have downtown in the summertime. Then, you can buy me a coffee. Suggest something that works my brain out a bit because I'm tired of the stereotypical...
    rebrie rebrie 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I dated someone I met in high school

    for 3 and a half years while in college. We had a great relationship; we both thought we were going to get married eventually. I had issues the last year of our relationship because we were so young and hadn't ever really dated other people. I was scared and I didn't want to...
    claire8336 claire8336 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I mean honestly, if I were to find the right

    woman for me, I'd rather start off being just friends(which I know may sound like a bad idea but at least I'm not RUSHING into a relationship) with her for a while and see if she might be the right one for me(without her awareness of me doing this). It may sound like I'm...
    Incognito666 Incognito666 18-21, M 2 Responses May 15

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    Dating?

    It weird to date now a days. Cause we meet people over the internet now. I just hate doing it. I'm great in a relationship not dating so much. It let's meet so you do. Then you go from there. I'm still single it's not working so good.
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    The Reason I Dislike Dating......

    Once upon a time I looked at dating as a social norm I'd want to participate in, thinking that inevitably, after a few tries and a good bit of heartbreak I'd find the "right" woman and eventually get married and become the worlds coolest family guy ever.... However, as I've gone...
    DarkParade83 DarkParade83 26-30 2 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    Me & Dating Dont Mix.

    Me & Dating don't mix at all. Its not that I don't wanna date anyone, It is that I don't want to have the attachment. My heart is shallow from all the times It was broken by guys. So I rather be single, then heartbroken.
    ascs ascs 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    I Have A Fascist Intolerance Of Dating

    Just the thought of dating makes me want to commit serious violent acts. I hate phonies and game players. They all make me want to barf. The entire dating scene is infested with them. It's not that I'm against romance. I would love to meet a guy and fall in love with him. It's...
    Veronicqua Veronicqua 41-45 1 Response Nov 18, 2011

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    I met a lot of guys who does not want to settle

    down because they want to save money and retire young.
    shammi2014 shammi2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    One of my Friends came Up to Me

    and said "OMFG, Preston is dating Amanda and she isn't even pretty, ew,," Can I just say I hate when people do that? Dating isn't about looks, it's about chemistry, I don't care if you're ugly.. I will still date you, no matter what people think about you, Respecting a...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well it is now almost six months

    since I split with the ex. And fast approaching is the deadline for the promise I made to myself that I would at least consider starting to date again once six months had passed. Well no, that is not fair, the promise was that I would date again once six months had passed...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Apr 1

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    No Games, Please

    I would refuse to play the game even if I could figure it out. I have never understood the validity of misrepresenting yourself to impress someone - I don't even do that on job resumes!  I act the same regardless of company or situation, which can apparently be somewhat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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    So I'm never.....EVER going to even

    so much as THINK about bothering to maybe ever ever ever go on a date ever again. I'm so done. Lol
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I don't want to go on a dating site,

    be hooked up by a friend or any of that. I just want to meet a girl I can hang out with for a while, see new places and get to know each other better. Then after a while, we're both just like "hey, we may as well do this **** for real huh?" I want that kind of connection where...
    misterverde misterverde 22-25, M Jul 18

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    Necessary Evil

    To be honest, dating would be fun if it weren't so much work. I really am a private person and I hate having to share my story with people over and over again watching their face for signs of approval or disdain. On the other hand, I miss the feeling you feel when you finally...
    nickysix nickysix 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    Dating Is Like The Game Of Life Meets Resident Evil

    The trouble with dating is you find out just how hypocritical the opposite sex is. Now since I'm a female I will be speaking about the male sex in a general way, speaking from my own experiences and observations only. I'm pretty sure what I'm about to say could be found relatable...
    Hauraunah Hauraunah 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    For a while I got trapped in ****** articles sharing dating tips. From lousy ones ("bite your lips", "leave the party early", etc.) to "intelligent" ones ("becomes a better person...
    ramyawave ramyawave 22-25, F Aug 30

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    I saw this girl's profile on a dating site, and it said "I'm tired of people who only care about how someone looks." I decided to send her a message. Her response? "I don't date...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    ​Alright. I've had enough of this ****.I sent a message to a girl earlier. I read her profile, and I wanted to get to know her, so I mentioned our mutual interests. She looked at...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I can write a novel of how much I hate people and their stupid, lack of knowledge, and zero common sense behaviour! I hate people who think they know everything yet they are so...
    Navia55 Navia55 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    People who get tired of Northern winters tend to move to Florida looking for paradise and a place without snow. The problem is, it's too extreme of a change. Unless you LOVE hot...
    Georgie0324 Georgie0324 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I am a 20 year old junior guy in college. I have never posted anything on this, but more than anything I am using this as a way to vent. So here I go. I hate myself. There are so...
    slopez7597 slopez7597 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    You know that it is all the truth - 1. I always notice that people here walk around shopping centers like zombies, like they don't even register that there are other people around...
    otaku3000 otaku3000 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I hate slang words!I mean how can people use slangs words like gay,a**,F***,d***,etc!I also hate it when someone calls someone hot or cool as if they are in a burner or freezer...
    AksharGoyal AksharGoyal 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    People who hate me make me feel better about my situation and who I am. When you think about it really hard the people who hate on others are probably really sad or scared people...
    xXJakeWhiteXx xXJakeWhiteXx 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend is Black, Hispanic, Asian, & White I love him to death but my sister hates him because of his nationalities. She won't even give him the time of day. Since the day we...
    MsHesitationsx3 MsHesitationsx3 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Last November I searched for my husbands Facebook account (we are not friends on Facebook). When I looked at his friends list, I was shocked to find that he had friended his ex...
    LostOnline LostOnline 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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