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I Have Been Single For Way Too Long

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    I just want to be loved.

    ..but my need for intimacy and closeness came off as slutty on my last date. He flat out had to tell me he wouldn't sleep with me. All I wanted was to be close. A really long hug. Sex doesn't help.
    ralyssc ralyssc 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    This whole single thing is starting to get real

    boring. I honestly just want a long term relationship & get married in a few years. I just want to fast forward to the future..
    TheQuietOne92 TheQuietOne92 18-21, F Feb 24

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    Three minutes and forty nine seconds.

    Good greef i am strong. Thats too long. But i still breathe. Yaaaayyy meeeee.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I see beautiful women

    but yet I hate it cause I know there would be no point of me trying when I know i won't be able to have one.
    johnathan1 johnathan1 16-17, M Jul 6

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    I Have Met Some Beautiful Lady'S On This EP Site

    I'm truly enjoying talking to a lot of people on this site. I'm starting to like a couple of lady's on here. I would love to meet them and see where this could go. I think the distance is the factor. I have a good job and wouldn't want to lose this job. So if I got a chance to...
    NightRaider1969bc NightRaider1969bc 41-45, M 17 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    I think I've come to realize

    that I'm not now or ever will be ready for a relationship. I get depressed just seeing women in public. "Just another person that I'll never know". Good thing? "Another person that can't hurt me".
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    almost a year. ok well maybe like 6

    or 7 months! but its still almost a year! haha
    PeaceAndLove1 PeaceAndLove1 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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    When a guy texts a simple hi how are ya,

    I immediately assume he's madly, deeply and passionately in love with me. This has to stop.
    rroossee rroossee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    anamsaor anamsaor 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    I want to be cuddled

    and told it's alright.. I want to be first priority.. I want late night phone calls and texting all day.. I want to be in a relationship for one another not sex.. I want someone to listen to me and my crazy rants and when I get all bi polar- I want attention.. I want but I can...
    PunkRockUnicorn PunkRockUnicorn 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    In Melbourne AUS 17 nearly 18 female.

    Looking for a guy to just talk to.. Nothing serious :)
    hyamsb hyamsb 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    curiouslady01 curiouslady01 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    And It's Starting To Show

    I haven't been with someone so long I find myself having random thoughts like, "I love wearing shorts. I can't wait for the next warm day to wear a mini. My toes are looking hot. Why are my breasts swelling up so much?" Ugh, I need to get laid.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    This is my life. Lmfao single

    and ready to mingle, that was corny. Just ignore me šŸ˜œ
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Far Too Long

    I have been single for some time now. I always had things and people to distract me from the emptiness feeling. Honestly, I have gotten extremely great at masking my true emotions. In fact, Iā€™m starting to believe them myself. That Iā€™m alone not lonely. lol I do tell people...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    Way Too Long.

    I have been single since birth, I'm 25 now, and it makes me feel like worthless. Never been kissed, haven't been on a real date, no one has asked me out, I just don't feel likable at all (now I sound very insecure). Thinking that I am "out of age" makes me feel worse (old maiden...
    scarletema scarletema 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    It's strange to me...

    people say I'm this attractive, smart, kind woman and that I should be able to get any man I want but I've been single almost two years. Now, I have been focused on school and work, so I don't socialize much. Plus my last relationship ended badly. I'm not sure how to feel.
    kbabe0181 kbabe0181 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I've had problems with people (both girls

    and guys), looking at me differently, and I couldn't understand why. I didn't say anything to them, and I've had that my whole life. I'd say "Hi/Hello" to girls, they either ignored me, so flat out said mean things to me, and made a mean gesture. I couldn't figure out why, I...
    4EverBlissful 4EverBlissful 26-30, F Jun 18

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    No Boyfriend Since Birth

    I am 24 years old. I am turning 25 this year and I never had a boyfriend, I have never been kissed, and I have never been on a real date. I have been single for way too long, and all I want is to find someone that I can love and someone who will love me as well. I want to...
    softmallowgum softmallowgum 22-25, F 40 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    I am 20 and ALWAYS been single.

    Never had a proper relationship where someone could actually call me his girlfriend. No one was ever interested in me apart from one guy who I slept with because I thought he actually did like me. But that's another story. I bet you could guess what happened! Literally...
    FierrrrceNadia FierrrrceNadia 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    rroossee rroossee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    2t3v3 2t3v3 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 12

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    Separated in '92. Divorced in '95.

    Dated from '93 - '02 but since then I stopped. Kept meeting women who hadn't got over their exes. Like they'd constantly be talking about them. They just weren't ready to date let alone think about starting a new relationship! Maybe I was just unlucky. I think about it every now...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    See this is the thing.

    ..I've been single for so long idk how to even build a friendship up to that point. When I was younger I would just warp speed into relationships but now that I'm older I would love to graduate into something beautiful. I just can't stop that obsessive warp speed pattern. I...
    incessantbutterfly incessantbutterfly 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Haha.. Yeah I'm single

    but guess what .... I couldn't care less šŸ˜‹šŸ‘
    XxxxMemoriesXxxx XxxxMemoriesXxxx 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I feel like I have no chance of being in a

    proper relationship... I had a girls night out with some friends last night which was fun, but I found myself feeling like the 'grenade'- my friends are really attractive and had guys fawning over them and wanting to talk to them all night where the only attention I got was a...
    charllymarie charllymarie 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 19

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    People have asked me,

    why a sweet guy like me is single? My usual answer: I don't know, ask the girls that reject me or refuse to date me...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    alonzokim alonzokim 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 7

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    Been single for a while now.

    Whenever I find a nice girl and we try to get intimate it stops there. Every nice sweet girl I encounter is terrified of the size of my p*nis. The only girls that want to get intimate with me are size queens and are after me just for my large appendage. I need a nice sweet girl...
    davesays davesays 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    RaspberryTommyCat RaspberryTommyCat 13-15, F Jun 18

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    Fact! Lol like so long I'm not

    even sure I remember what to do with a man..... JOKING:p
    Roxy1114 Roxy1114 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I've been single all my life.

    It's not that I'm ashamed of it or anything, just I want to meet someone new. I live in a small town where everyone knows basically everyone and the only place a person my age can meet other people is school. The guys at my school are very attractive, but their personality is...
    slytherinseeker98 slytherinseeker98 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Ive been single all my life,

    42 years! I dont seem to be able to find a woman who can get passed my disabilities, wheelchair and health issues and I get friend zoned every time.
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Some people: "omg I need a bf/gf,

    I've been single for over a year" me: "oh, well it's okayā€¦I mean I've only been single for about 15 years"
    haleybug81399 haleybug81399 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 7

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    Linkson Linkson 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Along Time

    I've never been more ready to meet a girl than I am now. I want to really start to settle down and enjoy being with a girl again. I really miss the intimacy of being in a relationship and just knowing your partner is there next to you. I know I must take more risk in asking girls...
    Quinney Quinney 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Think I Might Be Miserable? Think Again

    lets see... I've been single for..2 plus decades! Yikes! you say? perhaps. Over that time I've discovered that I really am a very good person (now) and I just don't need anyone to "validate" me or my life. I have friends who I speak with and see occasionally. I'm gregarious...
    5hadow 5hadow 51-55 4 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    I feel like i have been on my own

    for so long. I am not even sure if I know how to be with someone anymore.
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F Aug 26

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    Two Years, Four Months And Counting...

    I have been single for two years, four months since my last "formal" relationship. I have had some "FWB" but thats it. Sad huh?
    courageunderpressure courageunderpressure 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    And I lovvvve iiiiitttt,

    I don't need anyone. All I need are my family, friends and religion :)
    OmegaSky OmegaSky 13-15, M Jun 19

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    There are so many times I wish I could find

    that right girl. Whenever I hear from people close to me say they have finally have a b/f or g/f, it seems like I am the one that is left completely out. Sometimes I feel that I am doing something wrong or maybe for some reason, I don't deserve the happiness I see what my...
    Barefooter25 Barefooter25 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    Been Single Till Now...

    So I've been single till now...although it seems so much longer. I'll admit I'm not one of the few best in the world, but I don't think I'm hard on the eyes or anything, and I like to think I have a good personality and that I make a good friend/life partner. I've never been in...
    youngmoon youngmoon 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    It's hard to explain.

    I am sick of being used as fwb. I don't wanna b ****** with no more. But I also miss that attention. Just receiving any form of attention from a guy. I feel like I've always been their secret play. They wouldn't wanna be seen with me by someone they know. Then they gotta...
    the808heartbreak the808heartbreak 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I'M Not Just A Piece Of Meat...

    I have had two failed relationships, the first was a guy who wanted to do *it* before the first (and only) date ended. The second was a sweet, compassionate guy that I dated for just over a year. We didn't talk much over the summer and he broke up with me by text, saying he was...
    AmethistMarieSinclair AmethistMarieSinclair 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Lonely,Single And Feeling Down

    Hi everyone who is reading this story i'm a single person from the caribbean. Ok let me start.........................everyday i get up same routine jump in my car, go to work , get stress out from my strenuous day's work, face 2 hours or more of traffic in my car which is very...
    Kihmara Kihmara 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Gemini And Aries Unify

    Aries lives for a challenge and Gemini is drawn to Aries sex appeal.Ruled by Mercury, Gemini has both beauty and brains and Aries finds this a huge turn on. Gemini is witty and can make Aries laugh which is another bonus. Aries is turned on by the challenge of mysterious Gemini...
    HedoZen HedoZen 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    I'm 21 going 22. I've never had a boyfriend,

    never been kissed and never gone on a proper date. My friends say I'm the ultimate good girl since I don't party and drink either and that I'd rather read my books than spend time with a boy. I'm not boring like my hobbies suggest, I actually get along well with a lot of people...
    reezaheartdogs reezaheartdogs 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 18

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    Its been 8 years since I last was in a

    relationship/dated someone. And tbh, the years are rolling by ( 9 I think by sometime November) and the more I found myself growing colder and pushing away, even though I yearn for a relationship. Anyways, **** this.
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Oct 9

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    How Pathetic

    Last time I checked it's been about 18 years.. And yes, that's my age as well.. So I've been single since I was born, how greattttt  *sarcastic chuckle* Yup, I'm never an official anything with anyone :/
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 14 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    Wait And Hope

    i'm turning 22 this year and i never had a boyfriend. yes, i know so young to be upset about the status.. there are times i feel so left behind because my friends have their boyfriends while i never had one. then i would feel like to desperately meet a guy. and when i do, i find...
    coffeelatte coffeelatte 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Supercat8835 Supercat8835 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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