I Prefer A Relationship Over Dating

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    I don't think I'm ever going to be good at

    dating. I'm really struggling with getting back into the dating world. I know it's part of the relationship process but there are times I wish I could bypass this part. :/
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2014
    Movienight Movienight
    41-45
    Mar 3, 2016

    I've had 2 girlfriends in the past 3 years

    and honestly.... I just don't know why I simply enter these couples only wanting a title so that I won't feel as lonely. It's like, you don't know me well enough to even have a solid conversation! And I'm a VERY passive person that just wants to be important to someone. I would...
    mamamamonstr mamamamonstr
    18-21, M
    Mar 16, 2014

    I'd rather have one short,

    right relationship then many long, pointless flings
    AnonymousNinja123 AnonymousNinja123
    22-25, F
    Jan 20, 2014

    I just texted you I want to see you tonight.

    it's been half an hour and you haven't responded. I like you but I ain't no body got time to be an option. Damn that's some cold ****.
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    Oh My, Yes! I Have Been Dating Men As A Girl For Years And Love It!

    When I'm feeling girly, which is prety much all the time, I like being with men. I really would like being with the right man, but not just any man. I have an do date men (dinner and movie dates) but I would prefer that relationship, long term monogomous relationship. If and...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2010

    Dating has always been an awkward song

    and dance for me of which I seem to only know half the steps to. Relationships are where I am at my peak. Listening to my partner. Giving her the occasional back rub. Surprise flowers and cards. Just spending time together. These are the things I enjoy. Unfortunately, the...
    AGentlemanShould AGentlemanShould
    26-30, M
    Nov 18, 2015
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    cuddling on a rainy day in bed with ur guy.

    cant ask for more than this.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    I suck at dating. Good god,

    Casual Dating is Hell. A relationship? That i'm pretty good at. Honestly. It's just so difficult to find one sometimes.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    Aug 1, 2015
    Rainbowkissesxo Rainbowkissesxo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014
    Lexiandmattforever Lexiandmattforever
    13-15, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    Every man and every woman is entitled to

    whatever type of person they like. Just because a man does not like an obese out of shape woman does not mean there's something wrong with him. Just because a woman would feel more comfortable with a man who has a job and a consistent job history of making money does not mean...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    Feb 13, 2016

    I think I knew it was over

    that afternoon, but I wanted one more day. I wanted one more sunset, one more beach, but the end was still waiting at the end of the night. I came home and turned the lights on and it sat there on the floor and starred me down. The butterflies I felt began to fall and decay and...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    He went away on business last week.

    Didn't hear from him till the day he came bk & he texted me my name trying to get a response. I responded the next day. He says he was in the area and was gonna stop by I guess I replied oh ok. I feel like I'm not as important as I want to be and as he is to me. I decided to let...
    shatonia shatonia
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    Old boy in 4th grade

    now he's cute
    Lexiandmattforever Lexiandmattforever
    13-15, F
    Jun 28, 2015

    I won't lie, there is a small group of ladies

    who would accept me today as their boyfriend if I ask them and they wouldn't think twice because they know me well enough to know I wouldn't destroy anything I would invest in. but it wouldn't be fair to involve myself in a relationship with someone I'm not drawn to emotionally...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    And It All Seems So Simple....

    The key word, can be changed to many other specific words.... "And in the end, the love you get is equal to the love you give"
    Encounteru Encounteru
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2011

    I Always Meet The Crazies When I'm Actively Dating

    The last guy I used to talk to is ruining it for everyone else who might be interested in dating and/or having a relationship with me. Lately I've been good about being open-minded when I meet new people, but recent events have made me wonder if I'm being too lax, too nice even...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2010
    Regkid Regkid
    18-21, F
    Apr 6, 2016

    Dating just isn't for me,

    I really do prefer a serious relationship rather than a short fling that mostly lasts 6 to 9 months.
    carazami carazami
    18-21
    Nov 15, 2015
    Lexiandmattforever Lexiandmattforever
    13-15, F
    Jun 28, 2015
    Rainbowkissesxo Rainbowkissesxo
    22-25, F
    Jul 6, 2014
    dogcrazy5 dogcrazy5
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    I'm not a stop along the way.

    .. I'm a destination
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    i make a great friend,

    lover on the other hand is a role i play
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 5, 2015

    For a lot of us young men

    when we take interest in a woman our immediate desire is similar to how an animal would like to behave. We wish to mark her immediately so no one else will touch her and proclaim her to the world that she is ours, as soon as we decide in our minds we want her. However, as we...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    Nov 15, 2015

    it's a bit frightening to see how casual some

    women can be with passing up great guys to embrace the clowns who will use and abuse them. these particular women behave as if quality men are growing all over the place and can be plucked at a moment's notice when that is far from the case. I understand the Disney Princess...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015
    Angel1ne Angel1ne
    16-17, F
    Apr 15, 2016

    I met my special guy HERE ON EP!

    *Kudos EP* :-) Back in the day, EP was a magical place...a place where people connected, shared their pain, shared their joy, shared their hearts with one another... I am ever so thankful for EP....it changed my life and so many others that I know (including an EP baby...
    pixelita pixelita
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    I have used cyberhacktivist1 gmail com quite a

    numberof times and he hasnever disappointed me..He does all types of mobile hack;get unrestricted and unnoticeable access to your partner/spouse/anybodies facebook account,email,watsapp,textmessages.He also makes changes in any database/website such as your college/university...
    garretkane garretkane
    31-35, M
    Apr 6, 2016

    You Have To Get To Know Each Other Before You Leap.

    I hate dating. Absolutely hate it. But it's necessary. When I was young ( high school) I felt like you could jump into relationships and it didn't matter. Today at age of 25 ( i'll be 26 in a few weeks) you've got to date that person. Really get to know them before you decide...
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2013
    Angel1ne Angel1ne
    16-17, F
    Apr 15, 2016

    When a man loves you he will not impregnate you

    and then distribute his time between other women. When a man loves you you won't ever have to question how he feels about you because his words and his deeds will be constantly reassuring you of his love for you. When a man loves you even if he didn't care for the idea of...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    physical attractiveness is definitely something

    that should be considered initially however, someone being physically attractive does not automatically sustain relationships. relationships require compromise, patience and considering the other persons feelings before considering yours. Instead of us prioritizing...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    I am in a situation and I do not know how I

    feel about anymore. I met this guy and when we met we end up talking for hours before he exchange his number to me . he's a lot older than me , I'm 20 and hes 27 . We end up talking to each other all the time . Sometimes our conversations would go from 9pm-5am. We would talk...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    I don't want to be in love right now,

    I'm not looking for a girlfriend, because I'm not going to be in this city long. Can I come over to your house? Can I sleep with you? HA! Idiot thinks all give myself away when he won't even call me his girlfriend. Nope!!!!
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    Before I couldn't wait to receive his text,

    I was so excited about seeing him, and now I don't feel the same. I feel guilty not liking him as much.
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2016

    I recently made a mistake in my life

    that keeps haunting me. I sent a picture of myself to an ex fling while I am in a committed relationship. It wasn't by way of flirting , more so just to shut the guy up because he kept begging for one. Some may say I have no respect for my body but honestly I just didn't...
    vixonexperience666 vixonexperience666
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2014
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