I Have Almost Given Up On Finding Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 175 People

    I Can't Give Up

    I had at one point given up and was wallowing in self pity. I will find love and it will be the love that can last a lifetime I know If she were here I can build a life of love understand communication and mutual respect. that is the hopeless romantic in me but I have faith and...
    RJ43 RJ43
    46-50, T
    Dec 18, 2012

    Sigh. Where to start.

    I'm 29 and never been kissed. Never been asked out. Never been in a relationship or even on a date. Not even in high school. I chalk up my relational dry spell in my teens and early 20s to my being socially awkward. I was a late bloomer. Didn't know who I was or what I wanted...
    Addressingthevoid Addressingthevoid
    31-35, F
    Mar 2, 2015


    im so alone..its like the dripp drip of the water slowly falling on the floor...i go through all this work and end up alone.lol..cheated on...not even attracted to anyone anymore..i need to move away from my city. im locked in with spoiled men i think..if you dont look right they...
    helentheripper14 helentheripper14
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2008

    I Get Excited With Finding Someone I Know And Like As A Friend But Then They Say Im Good As A Friend

    that response drives me nuts and I hear it over in my head many times at night. "ONLY AS A FRIEND ONLY AS A FRIEND" It drives me nuts. I wish men would take the time to see the potential in me. I am a fighter and a strong survivor of many obsticles. I would say that is more of an...
    MoonLight30 MoonLight30
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2010

    Oh Hell Yea

    Love?Pshhh that shitt seems too complex.I don't think if I'm made for that.This is gonna be a judgmental post and I'm sorry.:(But I'll say it regardless:-I think if you're obsessed with someone that's not love.-In my book, I  think love has to reciprocated to be considered love...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    6 Responses Feb 8, 2011

    I Am My Own Source Of Love

    After many years of searching for love which I didn't get enough of in childhood, I am finally willing to turn around and give love to my self. Everyone and everything I wanted to love me has failed because they, like me, had a deep need for love and so they could not give me...
    jimrich jimrich
    70+, M
    Feb 23, 2011

    Will I?

    I've had many people on here say that I'll find someone who loves me again, and I appreciate the comments, but wish a few women would give me a chance at finding love. Maybe I'm just impatient, but I am 61 years old. I don't know how much longer I have to find someone.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Oct 6, 2011

    No One Understands Me!!

    every girl i have met so far in my life, just doesnt understand me!! they dont understand what its like for me being a loner, and no one understands that although im not the most sociable guy in the world, i do like to go out occasionally, but in smaller groups of people!! im...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Sep 19, 2010

    Not Almost... I Have

    I am afraid the "almost" part of "I Have Almost Given Up On Finding Love" is unnecessary. I have given up. I do not believe that I will ever love someone again, or allow someone to love me. I wish it weren't so. But I am just too screwed up to allow it to...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    25 Responses Nov 18, 2007

    Almost 39 And Still Single...is It Worth Still Hoping Or Is That Just More Depressing.

    I am 38 and am past the point of knowing what to do to attract a mate...all the things people say to do, either I have done, or don't apply to me. I am successful, but not a workaholic at all. I have many of my own interests, but always make plenty of free time available for my...
    ixchella ixchella
    19 Responses Aug 7, 2010


    Looking for an inteligent conection.not sex
    roxannenaomi roxannenaomi
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2011

    Maybe Just Won't Happen

    I just don't think anyone will come for me. I mean I'm not talking about a fairy tale I just don't think it will happen. I've never even dated before. I don't know why my friends say I will diffently find someone but really? I mean aren't they suppose to say that? I won't stop...
    mastermind109 mastermind109
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2010

    Mistakes Are Proof That I’m Still Trying

    There is an saying that if you marry to young, you're to incompetent and you'll make a poor choice in your partner and if you wait too long, you'll choose someone out of desperation. I’m 23 and I feel like I’m reaching that age where I should find that special person. I have...
    chimpz chimpz
    22-25, M
    Oct 21, 2012

    Not Looking...

    I remember when I used to have real-life crushes. I remember dressing up just so I could catch some eyes on me. I remember all of the dating profiles I've created. I remember being jealous of people's partners. I remember all of that crap and the torment that it caused me. Now...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2011

    I'm 44 years old with a 4 year old

    and a 2 year old and I know I'll never be able to find love. All the men my age don't want little kids when they've already gotten their kids out of the house. I'm lonely and can't imagine being lonely the rest of my life. I just don't know what to do.
    lucismom lucismom
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 12, 2015


    I know I'm fairly young but I'm also rather certain. I've had many relationships since when I was young and they never worked out. I used to want to be in love, but now it seems like it's more of a burden than anything so why even bother, when I can aspire for goals that are...
    vampes vampes
    18-21, F
    Sep 21, 2010

    My 5 Men...

    I find it really funny that so many men on EP bemoan the fact that they can't find a decent woman. That they are ready to give their all. Be faithfull. Be emotionally available. Maybe it's just my choices? Maybe it's just something in the Australian mans DNA? But I'm having a...
    Misseddie Misseddie
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    When Will It Come?

    I have been single all of my life. It is very frustrating when you get close to being with someone and they just stop talking to you. This has happened to me often and I feel kind of desperate if I continue to try and talk to them. My friends don't seem to understand my...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 15, 2013


    I like to think that I am a pretty decent catch. I'm 27, moderately attractive and mentally balanced. I don't have children, I am intelligent and while I botch most of my own attempts at humor, I still appreciate it and love to laugh. I love doing things and I bond with people...
    TempestBurns TempestBurns
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2011

    Love...just Not For Me!

    well 38 and still single, i used to feel comfort watching sex and the city, but even they paired up in the end ! i'm not sure why i haven't found love but i'm slowly accepting that it's just not something i will have in life,  what can one do, no point asking...
    valandvali valandvali
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2007

    Sitting On The Fence

    ~ due to technical difficulties (also read as protest to EP's partnership with Facebook) this story has been temporarily removed ~
    Areyan Areyan
    Aug 8, 2010

    I had almost given up

    until I found my gift of word....now what I mean is I one day decided to create a fake profile and a real one. One posting as some supermodel guy who loves partying and drinking you know screw grades. Other one being me as the lonely nerd who loves role playing and poetry you...
    apolloburnstar apolloburnstar
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    One Door Too Many!

    At the point where I have given up on love as his heart has been down too many corridors with too many locked doors or doors slammed on my face and not enough keys to unlock them.  Everybody says your a nice guy you'll meet a nice girl one day well at 37 I am still waiting, I...
    PaulwR PaulwR
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2011
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