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I Like Being Single

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    I have come to embrace being single.

    I've started to realized that being single isn't a curse but a gift. I'm not in some waiting room waiting for "real life" to start with my husband, but I have the freedom to be completely independent and free from the drama and rollercoaster-ness that romantic relationships come...
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    I always felt that I need someone else

    and so I would search hi and lo for Mr.Right or rather Mr.Right now. I was raised in a farming town where you married your high school sweetheart and life started then and there. Maybe go to college or have kids. That didn't happen for me and I was so depressed I was going to...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx 22-25, F Feb 3, 2014

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    I'm not sure if I'm strange

    or normal but I just love being single & my friends don't get it . I like my life simple uncomplicated & most of all fun is that such a bad thing ?
    londonboy1 londonboy1 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    I like being young and single.

    a relationship is not on my list right now. I know I've got time and I'm using it. :/
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F Oct 7, 2014

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    No Interest In Relationships

    I had a very serious relationship some years ago... I was deeply in love. It unfortunately ended, and since then I've remained single. At first, it was merely because I didn't think myself suitable for relationships. I was an emotional wreck, and I felt it would be a great...
    de1eted de1eted 13-15 3 Responses Sep 30, 2010

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    I tried dating once and I felt the opposite of

    whole; empty and overwhelmed. Maybe I haven't found the right person yet, but my standards are impossibly high and I'm a lithromantic. The only thing I am scared is not being able to share lasting memories with another person in the future. But that's what friends and family are...
    autumnkyary autumnkyary 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2014

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    You ain't even my girl,

    do you just how you like it ;)
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2014

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    Yes I Do!!!!!

    I like being single but of course every now and then I yearn for that one love. :) When I start something with someone a month or so I want to dump them and be single. There's just so much freedom and that is something that I love. :) .
    lorena1 lorena1 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2011

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    Just typed a great story about how I like being

    single... then the page crashed. I still like being single.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    I like not having to check up constantly on

    someone. I like not having to stay so close to somebody. I like my space. I like not worrying about if he likes me still. I don't like all the things that come with relationships. (Break ups cough) I can live without the stress. And it just took me until now to realize all of...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    Being single is cool.

    .especially if you got somebody like a FRIEND with benefits 'cause you can go out have fun hit on who you want buy drinks accept drinks. You only really gotta worry about you and yours. You can save money and if you don't feel like doin somethin or you feel like bein bummy can't...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 4, 2014

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    Zilch

    I have absolutely no interest in getting into a relationship. I had a few offers this year. All of the men were nice, good looking as well. I just could not do it. Something about it just grosses me out. I know I am a very odd girl. I have NO desire for kids. I am pretty sure I...
    walkingon walkingon 22-25 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    Being in a relationship is hard work.

    It takes a kind of commitment that can only be fulfilled if you truly love the other person. And I'm not capable of that. I have yet to find someone for whom I will only have eyes for. And until that day, I think I'll remain as I am.
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    There are so many things I want to do

    that I could not do if I were tied up in a committed relationship. Relationships have so many rules and are too much work, esp. for something so temporary. When I meet my other half (best friend), he will be the last bf I'll ever have.
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    Grr! I love and hate whisper.

    I meet so many PPl and get asked out, because they like my personality. But the thing is I don't want to date a guy offline, I don't want to hurt feelings. :( this sounds stupid but the struggle is so real.
    Porcelian Porcelian 18-21, F Jan 11

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    So you can stop all the flirting cause I'm not

    interested. + I don't care for long distance either. (¬_¬)
    LiyaR LiyaR 18-21, F Apr 10, 2014

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    No Room For Romance

    No dramatic story about disappointment or broken hearts. I just like being single. I am fairly confident around people, but I do like my alone time. I don't feel like I have room or want for a romantic relationship. Maybe someday, but not now.
    Bob57 Bob57 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Empowered

    I was hurt a lot. I used to think women couldn't hurt other women in this way. I knew break ups could be hard but I did not know any woman had the audacity to take advantage of another, to manipulate and purposefully cause harm. I thought we were all part of a sisterhood. I don...
    youngmiss youngmiss 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2008

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    Just Me !!!!

    I've been single for a really long time,guess thats why i've got used to it.I feel safe being single.Once when i was into relationship,it was pain,it was hard.I got into relationship coz my all friends were in it.So i did it b'coz everyone eles did.I though i might grow up love...
    Kylie18 Kylie18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2011

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    At 38 I Am Just Learning This.

    I have been in a relationship since I was 16, just with a lot of different people. Serial Monogamist to the core. I was married at 26 divorced at 30, have lived with I think 4 or 5 other men in long term relationships. After this last one ended after a year and a half of hell I...
    prncesspain prncesspain 36-40, F Mar 27, 2011

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    I am happy single. Being in a relationship is

    too much work. I think not having to make anything work is better because you don't have to feel anything. No hurt and no games.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2014

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    Freedom Is In Knowing What You Want

    It is so hard for me when in a realationship to think about "What I want".I am always thinking about what is best for the "Other".Being single has allowed me to experience the freedom to think about and do the things that I want! This is not selfish....this is being independent...
    peterpeterthepumpkineater peterpeterthepumpkineater 46-50, M Mar 27, 2011

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    Yes being single is great.

    Relationships are overrated.
    XVGlitters XVGlitters 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2014

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    Decisions, Decisions...

    Okay, here's the deal; I have technically been "single" for 31/2 years. Before that, I wasn't exactly single for several years. It seemed I went from boy to boy and was never able to be content by myself. Four years ago, the idea of being single terrorfied me. It was a scary loss...
    WomanReclaimingSelf WomanReclaimingSelf 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2011

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    Gay, Single And Not Looking

    My last relationship ended 5 years ago and at that point I decided that pursuing long term relationships (amd making them work when you have one) is just too much effort. I made a decision to stay single and so far I haven't regretted it for a moment.
    bent65 bent65 46-50, M Oct 23, 2012

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    I hate it when people ask "Why are you single?

    " I don't know why I hate it when people ask but I do. Do they automatically believe you're single because no one wants you or whatever they assume. I'm single over choice, I'm a picky person. They have to be mature yet not too serious. They have to be respectful and prove that...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    Being single after a long relationship isn't

    as bad at I thought it would be. It's just important to get back out there and enjoy life ✌️
    21falloutsatthedisco 21falloutsatthedisco 16-17, F Nov 1, 2014

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    Never been kissed, never been touched.

    Lol that's me. And I like it that way. I'm glad it's not yet taken from me. No guy has ever kissed me yet even on the cheeks :) so far a hug was the furthest I've done with a guy Lol. I enjoy the freedom. Yes sometimes I wish I have a boyfriend. But hey, I'm still young for...
    Ranessa Ranessa 16-17, F Jun 26, 2014

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    Dwelling In Those Memories

    I still recollect some of past memories,I usual try not to, recollect it. But sometimes,before going to sleep I usually just go back to miss him. Even though it hurts, even though it pains but it's still,there in me. May be yeah, I still do love him, it's all still in me,deep...
    Kylie18 Kylie18 18-21, F Nov 13, 2013

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    I actually love being single.

    Cause I can just be my goofy self when I talk to my guy friends..who are my only friends and I don't have to worry about anything except myself
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F Mar 21, 2014

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    I really wish men would learn how sensitive the

    **** is. You don't have to pound on it like the button in family feud. Very little movement and less pressure will get you a further. If a woman has to ask you to not touch it your probably doing something wrong and should reevaluate your technique.
    Nicnac512 Nicnac512 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    theres some weird comfort in being completely

    single because theres no one to hurt you or wake up & decide they don't love you anymore
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Singlehood

    After a bad breakup, being single can be quite fun after all.
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Single and Loving It.

    I like being single!  In my twenties I constantly worried about meeting someone to share my life with.  I concentrated on my career instead of on my relationships though.  I am now 35 and realizing that I actually like being single.  I am a new christian (1...
    Shereli Shereli 31-35, F 2 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Thanks, But I'll Pass...

    I love, love, LOVE being single!! I think it's the best thing in the world!! You see I think most people would benefit from being single, you know the ones i'm talking about. The girls or boys either one, that identify themselves with they type of girl/boy they go out with. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    I've Been Single For Years By Choice!

    I love being single, it's easier, and less stressful. I have no interest in relationships at all, it's not that I'm asexual it's just I'm not interested in being in a relationship with anyone. Many of my friends are either getting married (I've been to 2 weddings in the past 2...
    oddandunusualguy oddandunusualguy 22-25, M Aug 27, 2013

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    Freedom! (Idk why I'm imagining saying this in

    a rocker voice). it's just fun and free and yeah! Plus I'm hard to handle and stubborn and extremely independent so...I'm not expecting anymore relationships soon. Lol
    CutiePie199 CutiePie199 18-21, F 1 Response May 24, 2014

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    Being single isn't that bad.

    Actually I quite like it. I didn't spend almost 2 decades under my parent rule just to leave and have to answer to someone else. No thank you. I like being on my own. I like having a friend with benefits. I like not having to worry about anyone but myself. I can't deal with the...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    I feel like guys cause me stress.

    . Like I'll say yes to a guy thinking I like him next thing I know my body is telling me other wise, i feel sick and shake.. I have no idea why so I end it bc I just can't handle the over thinking and sickening feeling. There is this one guy.. I think he like me and Iike him, or...
    ashlea345 ashlea345 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    Its been over a year

    since my last relationship but I like being single. I learned a lot from my last (and only so far) relationship and honestly the single life just seems better to me :)
    Butencio203 Butencio203 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    I had this long talk with my aunt,

    who is having a complicated relationship, and she was talking about how the man she's with is really nice and rich and very loving. I agree. But she also said that she's taking depression pulls because of him. She said whoever you pick you should always be happy with without...
    musicislifeandlove musicislifeandlove 13-15, F Aug 23, 2014

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    Single

    I like to get to know the person but as far as ever getting into a relationship ... that will never happen. I don't like the thought of your significant other cheating on you. I like staying single because you don't have to worry about your emotions stuck with them and want to be...
    HatEWithiNMe HatEWithiNMe 16-17, F Jun 23, 2011

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    There's 509 people in this group

    and about 3,000+ people in groups about wanting a relationship so to the people in those groups stop wanting another person who isn't your BFF or related to you to make you happy or feel loved do it yourself
    justplainawkward justplainawkward 16-17, F Aug 4, 2014

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    I don't want to be in any relationship now.

    I am enjoying every moment of my single-hood. Without any attachment, it's freedom! I could be with anyone I like, got to go anywhere I want to and do anything I wish.
    larajean larajean 26-30, F 1 Response May 1, 2014

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