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 Abynrml2
Joined: 9/5/2012
Msg: 251
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The fear of being mature and giving up my fun stuff .
 YourBrandNewGuy
Joined: 10/1/2012
Msg: 252
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 10/29/2012 9:01:49 PM
Other than dating this is the longest I've been single in 35 years, just over a year single now and the one thing doing it is the luxury of not being in a hurry this time. There are plenty women around but I'm going for the last and final one this time, so she has to be right for me, not a super together or perfect person just the right chemistry.
 isitreallyyou2day
Joined: 10/21/2012
Msg: 253
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 10/31/2012 1:48:40 PM
New reason keeping me single. Everybody, including family, says to stay single.
 kickingfate
Joined: 9/10/2005
Msg: 254
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Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 11/1/2012 4:33:50 AM
Work mainly ..

I work in an industry that is very demanding , its a good living and we can weather recessions very easily since we are so diversified so My job is quite secure...but it also demands many hours. I work regularly 60 hours a week. Up and on the road at 5:15am every day and not home until 6:30-7 pm every night. I go to bed early since I'm up very early and so that usually screws up any plans of a dinner date or movie date during the week then on the weekends im so busy trying to get other things done such as laundry , groceries..etc etc (life basically) and squeeze a little down time to myself in with whats left + I find myself very tired as well and hence a lack of energy so it makes it hard to organize a date with someone.

Its not from a lack of want or desire and i have had some wonderful dates over the past few years, but its not easy nurturing a relationship with my current situation especially if the woman feels (as a few have) i am ignoring them during the week. I am not and feel utterly horrible that i cannot pay the attention she wants, but this is what pays my bills and its what i have to do.
 Xelente
Joined: 6/19/2012
Msg: 255
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 12/14/2012 11:38:18 AM
I'm single because my last relationship didn't work out lol. I would think it's the same for everyone else...
I'm STILL single because I'm not jumping into anything, I'm taking my time to make sure that the next one will be the right one.
 louie4pfwd
Joined: 3/21/2010
Msg: 256
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:05:41 PM
Well, I got pretty much all the problems that are listed in the OP, but they all stem from my teeth being bad...medical condition. But women seem to look at my broken smile and my self esteem hits rock bottom.
 onefreeguy
Joined: 7/24/2008
Msg: 257
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Posted: 12/16/2012 11:03:30 AM
Number one thing?

Habit. After a while you get used to being single, and learn that you do not necessarily NEED a partner to be complete.

This is a pretty good thing I think. There is no longer any pressure to find a "replacement" for the partner now long gone, which means that you won't end up simply settling for anyone-anyhow-anywhere just to get back into a relationship.

Instead, things are more relaxed. When you find someone you like and think you can settle down with, it's because of "want" rather than "need".
 mary654
Joined: 4/20/2012
Msg: 258
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 12/16/2012 4:50:57 PM
Id say location for sure!
 Life_Is_Better
Joined: 1/8/2011
Msg: 259
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 12/18/2012 9:07:02 AM
Lady Luck !! The "right" gal has simply just not appeared in my life. It is said that patience is a virtue; I continue to become more virtuous as time goes by - how does this increase my appeal, I wonder??
 msright78
Joined: 12/11/2012
Msg: 260
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 12/18/2012 1:16:05 PM
Fear.

Fear of getting hurt again. When u meet someone nice and u start to open up, and u start to like them more and more and then u realize that well they don't like u back, that's when u know that u wasted ur time by opening up!
 AlphaMaleDog
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 261
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 12/26/2012 4:54:41 PM
MONEY.... and the lack of having any extra.

I may get whipped good for stating this here, but I find that women in and around Ottawa (since most of them work for the federal government and have wicked cushy jobs), are looking for someone who more of it than they do. To pay for dinner, the movie, the parking, the drinks, etc...

So for me it's money, and not being able to meet someone so materialistic.

Paul
 Accabella
Joined: 10/13/2012
Msg: 262
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 12/26/2012 5:14:56 PM

I may get whipped good


I don't whip... unless he begs for it.



Just joshin'!!


 AlphaMaleDog
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 263
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Posted: 12/26/2012 5:34:34 PM
Who the hell is Josh....?!?!?

If you whip badly that gets you fired

On topic... as mentioned before whips.... crud, I mean money!
 BigEyedFish8
Joined: 11/25/2012
Msg: 264
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Posted: 12/29/2012 11:19:28 AM
While I have been on some dates with women I have talked to on here, I think it's more the lack of interest from those I have dated when it comes to a serious relationship. Let's face it, I am not getting any younger and I want to get married before I am 30, but it seems women my age generally are not interested in long term relationships. People always say to me "don't be in a rush to get tied down", well I respectfully disagree with that because once you get to 25 or so, it's expected that you should be ready to settle down. My parents got married at 25, and I was born when my parents were both 26, besides my hair tells me I am not getting any younger as it slowly starts to go grey.
 L,A, Woman
Joined: 7/4/2006
Msg: 265
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 10/13/2013 3:42:08 PM
My personal choice to remain that way.
 MiaIris
Joined: 4/30/2010
Msg: 266
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 10/14/2013 5:19:34 PM
I'm self-sustaining but I'm not established. I mean I work but don't have a career. I have savings and investments but I don't own property. I'm sure that doesn't prevent me from dating but it prevents me from committing to someone.
 mel.pocket2
Joined: 11/16/2012
Msg: 267
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 12/9/2013 9:47:21 AM
i agree with your list.
fear of being hurt again is probably a top issue for a lot of women. we all have to get hurt in order to know that the one we are with is worth it unfortunately.
 forumiteinca
Joined: 12/4/2013
Msg: 268
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Posted: 12/17/2013 2:23:20 PM
Is there ever only one reason why a person remains single?? Personally, I do not think so. Every individual has his or her own life, made up of so many different things - think experiences, parentage, schooling, and so on - combined with that interesting thing called luck. As one gets older, one usually gets wiser... and consequently more difficult to please.

I do know that at my age, I now have more to lose than when I was younger - in so many different ways > not just money.

AND... after seeing my brother marry a person with bi-polar symptoms, I sure am glad I live on my own.
 CoolBreezez
Joined: 8/20/2006
Msg: 269
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Posted: 6/10/2014 4:20:32 PM
It'd be nice to have a good relationship again.
But having a bad relationship just to have one.... no thanks
I looking for something complementary not detrimental.
I have everything else I need so life's good. Why screw it up?
 GojiraIsGod
Joined: 7/28/2014
Msg: 270
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Posted: 8/1/2014 9:40:30 AM
I'm a metal head and a bit overweight. Most people on here are into the gym and healthy foods and if they see someone like me, they immediately move on.
 I_am_Error9239
Joined: 3/11/2014
Msg: 271
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Posted: 8/30/2014 2:18:52 PM
I'm not particularly attractive and I'm fairly picky in general. A really bad mix.
 CanadianMusicMan12
Joined: 4/2/2014
Msg: 272
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 9/3/2014 6:32:12 AM
I'd say that being an introvert has to be one of the worst things for dating. I don't lack confidence, however I find that women I don't know well throw me way out of my comfort zone. Being picky about women that I want to date doesn't help either, coupled with the fact that I am sure women don't find me all that attractive unless they themselves are unattractive, based on my current experiences with online dating.
 R_Rings
Joined: 1/2/2011
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Posted: 9/4/2014 9:05:29 PM
The number one thing keeping me single is 'common sense'
 jrb1979
Joined: 11/19/2011
Msg: 274
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Posted: 12/20/2014 1:44:46 PM
I agree completely with what you said about being an introvert when it comes to dating. I am a very quiet person and it takes me a while to get comfortable around people. Cause of that, a lot of women don't have patience for me.
 This_Knight_Is_On_A_Quest
Joined: 2/4/2015
Msg: 275
Name the number one thing keeping you single..
Posted: 2/22/2015 6:31:22 PM
"Everyone says that looks don't matter, age doesn't matter, money doesn't matter.
But I never met a girl yet who has fallen in love with an old ugly man who's broke."
~ Rodney Dangerfield

Can anyone lend me $20 to go on a date??



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