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I Have Been Single For Way Too Long

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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 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 2 Responses Sep 27

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    rroossee rroossee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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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 3 Responses Apr 19

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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 7 Responses Jun 18

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    24 years...Think I can push it to 25?

    Well of course I can, I've already done 24 years what's another 4 months? The real question is will I make it to 30 years? I think so. 40 years? Ya, I can see it. 50 years? It is quite possible. 60 years? No, not 60 years, by that point my smoking, excessive drinking, and bad...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 8

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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 1 Response Aug 26

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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 1 Response Oct 9

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    Supercat8835 Supercat8835 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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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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    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 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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    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 41 Responses Jan 15, 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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    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 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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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    cassiecc11 cassiecc11 26-30, F Dec 4

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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    candycc12 candycc12 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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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 22-25, F Feb 24

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    I've been single for my whole life

    and the pain of not being with someone is unbearable. When I see a couple kissing or making out or even holding hands its sorta sad for me. I say that because ill probably never find anyone not a girlfriend not even a wife. And a part of me doesn't want one. It sucks not having...
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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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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    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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    I wish I had a girlfriend.

    .....but I'm just single for life. I hate it its embarrassing I hate it. I ve been looking for love for way too long
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    almost a year. ok well maybe like 6

    or 7 months! but its still almost a year! haha
    PeaceAndLove1 PeaceAndLove1 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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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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    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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    This is my life. Lmfao single

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

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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 4 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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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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    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 Jul 25

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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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    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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    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 9 Responses Dec 3

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    7 years and counting.

    I'm kind of rather shy which has made it hard.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Linkson Linkson 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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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'm 17. I never have had a girlfriend

    or first kiss yet. but its ok. The single life is better ill just live single forever until like 50 or something. I want love but I can't have it and I never will. I see couples all the time holding hands, kissing and making out right in front of me. No Decency. But its like...
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 28

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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 2 Responses Mar 26

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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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    Haha.. Yeah I'm single

    but guess what .... I couldn't care less 😋👍
    XxxxMemoriesXxxx XxxxMemoriesXxxx 13-15, F 5 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, I’m starting to believe them myself. That I’m alone not lonely. lol I do tell people...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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

    I've been single for over a year" me: "oh, well it's okay…I mean I've only been single for about 15 years"
    haleybug81399 haleybug81399 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 7

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    Three and a half years.

    And I've never even been with someone I particularly cared about. Now I'm in a situation where I have no idea how to approach someone, how to flirt, how to be in a relationship. That hasn't been a problem for a while, because there wasn't anyone I liked enough for that. But now...
    CinnamonCat CinnamonCat 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 28

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    Three minutes and forty nine seconds.

    Good greef i am strong. Thats too long. But i still breathe. Yaaaayyy meeeee.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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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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    I WANT A GIRLFRIEND, I'M sick

    and tired of being single. IT SUCKS. Then again I might just be a Loner and be single forever
    jstaples534 jstaples534 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 29

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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 16 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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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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