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I 'm Afraid That I'll Be Single Forever

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    I feel like I'm ugly

    and that no one will ever like me is there anyone out there that can love someone ugly?
    Reececllose Reececllose 16-17 16 Responses Jul 4

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    Nights like this make u wish u were in a

    relationship again 😐
    agirlwhodoesntenjoylife agirlwhodoesntenjoylife 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm 43, going through a divorce

    after discovering my wife of 20 years was having an affair, and am slowly coming to terms with the fact that I'm all likelihood, I will be single for the rest of my life. I was wondering if anyone else on here can give me some advice to help me get through this. I don't have any...
    GSM1972 GSM1972 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I don't really believe I'll be single forever,

    but my only issue is that I'm kind of afraid to date someone scared of rejection but if I get over that I will be fine.
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just can't take anymore awful dates.

    It's almost like the risk isn't worth it anymore. Tonight I went out with this guy. We went to a bar, where we had one shot and one drink each. He ended up being SO drunk off of that, he broke two beer bottles, yelled at people, and proceeded to try to drag me out of the bar...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It scares me a little.

    Actually. It scares me a lot. But I ignore it.
    Jadi1 Jadi1 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 3

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    It is an irrational fear of mine,

    just like how I am afraid to swallow pills even for medical reasons. The fear of rejection is a big part of it. Being told I'm not good enough for them because I strive to be the best I can be as a person and as an academic. The fear of looking like a fool is close behind on...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't think anyone actually likes me I'm also

    afraid to take the next step im also afraid to have sex and so I get irrationally anxious bc I think that's all guys want so why would they want me? Idk
    tourdeforce tourdeforce 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 2

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    OK, "afraid" is probably the wrong word choice.

    I'm not afraid I'll be single for the rest of my life, I'm quite certain of it. As much as I'd love to find that perfect woman to spend the rest of my life with, I'm also terrified to look. Stick your hand in the fire too many times and you learn to fear the flames. Well, I've...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 41-45, M 10 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I think it's too late

    for me now. I think it's too late for me to learn how to let someone in. Not that anyone ever shows the slightest bit of interest in me anyway. But I think I wouldn't know what to do with a bit of attention. Maybe it's for the best I remain how I am... Some people aren't made...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 26

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    20 and a half years old

    and never even had a guy have a crush on me, let alone a boyfriend. I guess my fear of being single forever is legit.
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 26 Responses Feb 28

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    I'm 29 and never had a girlfriend

    or approached a girl because I'm an ugly poor asian guy. I'm a complete failure who shouldn't exist in this world
    monotonouso monotonouso 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I know I'm not ugly and I'm not an awful person.

    I'm just really shy. For some reason that scares people away though. I wish people took the time to get to know me.
    ClarissaAnn ClarissaAnn 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    I don't get why I'm single.

    Is something wrong with me? :(
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 35 Responses Feb 21

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    At the very beginning of this summer,

    I decided to reward myself from a difficult week of final exams with a night spent talking with someone I worked with a year before. (We had ran into each other in a cafe and she volunteered her number--which never happens.) I wasn't trying to date her, as she had a boyfriend...
    dvdkrz dvdkrz 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    This is honestly a real fear

    that I have and it bothers me how scary I've let it bother me. I'm quite independent on all measures? however, as I'm growing older my fear of being alone is growing daunting. Sometimes when I catch myself going into a downward spiral with my thoughts, i remind myself that I...
    SimplyserendipitousXoxo SimplyserendipitousXoxo 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I know what I am looking

    for when it comes to looking for a lifetime partner. I do get scared of being single and alone forever, that thought does kill me, but on another note I would rather be single forever than to be stuck in a miserable unfulfilling relationship at the end of the day. I just hope my...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can never find a hot,

    smart, and sweet guy
    indiamarie14 indiamarie14 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had a couple dates with someone

    and just found out he was also dating someone els. I've known this person for years so I'm a bit hurt. I should have known better. This is my life story !! FML
    berntoblack berntoblack 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    my longest relationship was 3 month.

    .. i havent had a girlfriend in a while... but, i m not ugly person. and its not hard for me to approach a girl... i recently dated a girl we had a really good time. but, i have a feeling she was just using cause i m too kind... I am an acquarius my horoscope says i will be...
    devilbola devilbola 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I know people say relationships can be

    overrated, but this "casual dating/sex" crap isnt for me. I am one of those "pathetic" people who is more or less a "love addict". I dont fulfill it by being a serial monogamist, but when I am lucky in rare instances to have someone with me longer than a month, I feel alive...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I went on a "date" Sunday with a guy

    that I went out with when i was in my 20's. I had a great time. Now when he texts me and calls I'm pleasantly surprised and really do find it hard to believe when he says he enjoys being with me. We'll see.
    berntoblack berntoblack 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I might just buy myself a skeleton

    and tie its limb to the bedpost... so that it will never leave me here...all alone. Late at night I would just lay there, cuddle next to him and pat his head, really slowly. OK, real issue : I'm a total freak ._.
    ShinraIsComingBackDown ShinraIsComingBackDown 16-17, F 26 Responses Jun 14

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    Today, I was feeling like crap

    for most of the day. Why? I have never dated anyone in my 19 years of existence. I don't want to die alone. I want someone that's willing to share her emotions with me. I want someone that is cute, loving, and caring. I don't want to die alone. I hope someone is out there.
    bhav14 bhav14 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wouldn't say afraid.

    Id say Ive aceapted the fact that I will be.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Who here thinks v-day is a pointless holiday?

    this girl doesπŸ‘ it's depressing and stupid not everyone has a boo,bae, or whatever the hell people say, to celebrate with so it suck! It's a pointless, stupid, worthless holiday that is overly glorified! I hate Valentine's Day!
    Aries1884 Aries1884 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm secretly attracted to white men

    and I feel I'm never going to find anyone to accept me
    wandad wandad 41-45, F 15 Responses 2 days ago

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    Been single for so long

    that I'm starting to think that I'll be a single old lady with cats
    turkeymachine turkeymachine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    These words completely go against the Law of

    Attraction ... so I will be deleting this experience from my profile. Think about what you WANT in your life, not what you don't want.
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F Apr 11

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    I'm 17 still haven't had my first boyfriend

    and I just listen to girls talk about how they got in fight with there bf or how they feel about them
    corona11 corona11 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I hate to hear people say this.

    If you really believe that you will be single forever, you lack confidence. If you lack confidence odds are you will only attract those who prey on the insecure which ofcourse almost always ends bad. You will end up in a cycle of bad relationships that will only continue to...
    sixfiveguy sixfiveguy 26-30, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Everyone now is so in a hurry to get a

    girlfriend/boyfriend. They don't really understand how to keep one it's just for the sex or maybe to make them feel better. I tell people I love being single no one to fight with I get to use my money on only me but really I'm scared. I'm scared that no one will want me I'm not...
    rosesee rosesee 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    savigirl14 savigirl14 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    The main issue I find is

    that whilst I don't want to be single forever, I never seem to feel strongly enough towards anyone that I'd want to be in a relationship with them, so I end up staying single anyway.
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm 40 yrs of age and I've been in love

    and out of love. It hurts just the same. it would make me happy if I did find the right person but to be blunt, I don't think I ever will. I haven't given up on love. I've spent my life looking for it and I'll know I will spend the rest of my life looking. Maybe one day love...
    Mindaqueen Mindaqueen 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 18

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    Sometimes I think this will be me.

    .. Alone. :/ especially since I'm a lesbian.
    rnbwgrl rnbwgrl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 27 Responses May 11

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    missohkeke missohkeke 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My son died at the young age of 24 years old of

    an Overdose? My marriage ended in 2012 because my EX wanted to party & be with other woman after a 33 and half year marriage! I got injured on my last job and now I am a prisoner to Workmans comp & I hate it! I hurt my low back & I use to be extremely active and athletic? I am...
    gracedibe gracedibe 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    AndSto AndSto 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Why Am I Sill Single?

    It is a question I am getting as I now enter middle age. I just think that I am one of the most selfish people I have ever met. There is no one telling me I need to do this and that, I can do it quite happily by myself without prompting, but it gets to me sometimes that I can...
    DARRIN001 DARRIN001 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Hey, friends. So I've been doing extremely well

    at moving on from my last relationship. We have no contact, I've been on a couple dates that didn't go anywhere, and I've spent most of my free time out with friends. Today I had a bomb explode in my lap! No...not really..figuratively of course. MY EX OF THREE YEARS IS GETTING...
    velvetskies velvetskies 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 15

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    Not many things scare me,

    but I'm honestly terrified of dying unloved. Terrified of never being someone's late night thoughts, of no one looking at me like I'm their whole world. I'm terrified of watching everyone around me get into these beautiful relationships while I'm the only one left behind...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 19

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    That has always been one of the biggest fears

    of mine ... Plus dying alone ....
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 17 Responses May 2

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    it seems like everyone nowadays are attached.

    scrolled through instagram and then I'll see sweet looking couple photos everywhere. streets full of couples here and there. while here I am, being a potato. I find it hard to fall in love and true feelings are hard to come by. im afraid that 'the one' will never arrive and I...
    miumiux miumiux 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm afraid that nobody will like me

    for the real me. They'll would rather like me for the stranger I'm pretending to be. But if they like me for the fake me, then **** it, they weren't worth it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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