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Joined: 5/11/2009
Msg: 1345
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Show me a married person, man or woman, who is perfect. Marriage doesn't qualify one as perfect and it never will in this life.
Joined: 3/10/2009
Msg: 1346
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/11/2010 3:55:45 PM
because I am a certified paranoid narcacist with misogenic tendancies that cant commit. At least that is what I have been told.
Joined: 6/3/2009
Msg: 1348
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/11/2010 7:32:40 PM
Because Im a Prick, or so I'm told. I've developed a no BS policy from the women I have dated. I'm perfect dating material though. I had this discussion with a friend last night. I'm 33, never married, no kids, employed, have my own place, my own car. Yet because I have a "dick" sense of humor, I'm single.
Joined: 5/3/2008
Msg: 1349
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SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/13/2010 7:32:42 PM
Why am I in my mid 30's and still single? Let's see....

I'm painfully shy in person and have struggled for most of my life with shyness and anxiety. I turn into a nervous wreck around women.
I'm cursed with undesirable facial features that I can't help, which makes me physically unattractive. I'm not making that up, I've been called ugly by lots of people including women over the years.
Every woman I've ever been interested in has rejected me without even giving me a chance, and nobody has ever shown interest in me.
My only friend and his wife have tried for years to set me up with someone but have never succeeded in even getting me a date.
I'm a virgin who has never kissed or touched a woman. That alone will send up more red flags than anything else.
Because of a lifetime of rejection and heartbreak, I've put up walls. I'm afraid to even express interest in anyone because I can no longer deal with the pain of rejection.

I won't lie, I'm incredibly lonely and would give anything to share my life with someone. It tears my heart out to see happy couples together and wish I could have that. But unfortunately we live in a judgemental world where things don't always work out the way we want so I'm trying to accept being alone.
Joined: 8/13/2006
Msg: 1352
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/14/2010 6:47:23 AM

In all honesty at this season of my life I prefer to be single. I'm a single mom & I'm in school full time which means I have alot going on. Maybe when my child is a little older & I've graduated & am settled in my career I'll be open to meeting someone on a romantic level. As for now, no thank you. I'm happy & content with my life right now the way that it is.

^^^^ Exactly. Many seem to be under the impression that society dictates we "must" be in a relationship or something's a matter with us? Single somehow translates into dysfunctional? It's nothing of the kind. If we can't find a compatible partner we have no business trying to shoehorn ourselves into something harmful. Better to be single.

Joined: 2/13/2008
Msg: 1353
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/14/2010 9:27:39 AM
Because I had some health and employment issues in my early mid 20's and I haven't become what my whole self is supposed to be so I am stuck in transition trying to reach my destination.

Plus I just have no desire to be married right now or really soon.

There is a lot of life to live still.
Joined: 9/13/2008
Msg: 1354
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/14/2010 11:52:50 PM

I'm looking for a woman without kids: about 50% of US population.
I'm looking for a nonreligious woman: about 13% of US population.
I'm looking for a woman not in love with dogs: 0.1% of US population.

I'm an engineer, overweight and don't look like Brad Pitt -> women interested = 0% of US population.

Hence, I'm single.
Joined: 10/26/2006
Msg: 1355
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/15/2010 2:06:15 AM
I work nights with no static days off. Kinda makes it hard to meet people.
Joined: 1/15/2009
Msg: 1356
so, why are you still single?
Posted: 3/16/2010 7:14:41 PM

It doesn't work that way" for you because of your laundry list. I think any guy you choose to date will date you. My guess is that there is always something that you find wrong with them. A lot of women are like this. Try opening up to other types of people and you may be luckier in your pursuit of a good catch.
i have thrown out my laundry list a long time ago, i have been pretty open to the types of guys i have dated and i don't want to 'look' for him either, it doesn't worked. i rather be surprised by it when at least expect it.
Joined: 8/19/2004
Msg: 1357
so, why are you still single?
Posted: 3/17/2010 3:12:55 AM
I could choose to date many men I might meet but most would not choose to date me. They seem to find plenty wrong with me, as they might need to try opening up to new types of women and be lucky and find a good catch. This philosophy might work for both men and women.
Joined: 3/13/2010
Msg: 1359
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/17/2010 3:38:33 PM
I agree, It's not like I can't be in a relationship. I want to be in one but I want to be in one with someone I can trust and who isn't going to lie to me. Also there is a double standard with women dating younger men. I feel as I get older the dating pool is getting smaller. A lot of men and women in their twenties are still playing the field and sometimes even people in their thirties because they have been married and divorced and don't want to do it again.
Joined: 3/14/2010
Msg: 1360
so, why are you still single?
Posted: 3/19/2010 8:10:40 AM
im still single because every guy i date has either cheated on me or just cant deal with my independance and intellect. i was married when i was 18 to a complete psycho and i cant see me making that mistake again, so i take it slow still.
Joined: 3/14/2010
Msg: 1361
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/19/2010 8:12:18 AM
also, ladyt73, most men over 30 are still looking for women 18-25. they dont know whats good for them.
Joined: 6/4/2005
Msg: 1362
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/21/2010 12:12:38 PM
Maybe a problem is that so many people, especially women, still want to live according to the social conventions they learned when they were in high school.

Younger women today seem more likely to be free from those confining assumptions. Therefore they are certainly going to enjoy a better social life.

Many older women still live by the rules their mothers taught them - "nice girls don't ask men to go out, they wait demure and passive for the man to ask them out." That's just one example.

I think men of all ages can be modern and prefer to be with women who treat them as equals - women who are quite capable of having desires, expressing what they want, and recognizing that sometimes you get it it, sometimes you don't. Women under 30 seldom want to be treated as helpless or reactive or dependent on men for making decisions. It's the older women mostly who are stuck in the gender-role thing.

Granted, there are still some men who are dinosaurs, who feel castrated if they encounter a woman with a will of her own and a bit of self-confidence. But hey, these are a dying breed, and even if some women still want to be treated as princesses on pedestals, they can still be found.

Personally, I like confident independent-spirited people, male or female. Women who know what they are and like being what they are are much more interesting to be with.

 12 Volt Man
Joined: 1/1/2010
Msg: 1364
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/21/2010 3:01:38 PM
"The reason I am single and over 30? Probably because of the attitude of men like this and perhaps because I realized that I don't have to settle for being treated badly"

exactly. I got out of a 2 year relationship because I was being taken advantage of and treated like crap. I didn't want to spend the rest of my life acting as someone elses doormat. I respect people and I am honest and don't take advantage of anyone and I expect the same in return. problem is, someone with these values can be hard to come by these days..
Joined: 8/3/2008
Msg: 1365
so, why are you still single?
Posted: 3/21/2010 3:34:23 PM
I only still single for one reason... I always rejected no matter what I do. Here I am 31 years old and only been on three dates. You think by now I would had a gf, but nope... I gave up finally this year!
Joined: 1/18/2009
Msg: 1366
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Posted: 3/22/2010 9:39:26 AM
I've add so much time, but such bad luck, a very long just good friends relship in the 20s, the next a hen picking woman, who left a with my best friend first time I stood up to her, in my thirty one woman, tuned out to be cocaine junky. If wall women were like that, I'd probably be better of single, which doesn't stop my heart screaming lonely some of the time.
Joined: 2/3/2010
Msg: 1368
so, why are you still single?
Posted: 3/24/2010 11:11:09 PM
Three simple reasons.

1. I have been constantly rejected for dates and feel like that I will never hear 'yes.'

2. I'm an Asian that prefers white women.

3. I'm a true romantic at heart and that is the biggest turn-off these days.
Joined: 12/30/2008
Msg: 1369
so, why are you still single?
Posted: 3/25/2010 4:52:08 PM
I live in a small town. I don't drink and hit the bars anymore. That's pretty much it here, never really had a date. Just sleeping around type stuff in my 20's. The dating scene is basically incestuous here. But I'm glad that I sobered up, got lucky and got away with all that. Now I have my whole life ahead of me. Moving next month for school. It's going to be great. It's so liberating just to get out of here for a day. I know there's worse, but this town is not good.
Joined: 12/13/2009
Msg: 1372
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Posted: 3/25/2010 10:41:49 PM
I can't decide if most of the posts in this forum are trolls or many people sing the cognitive dissonance song like it's a show tune. Endless posts from both sexes of "I'm not going to settle, no way I'm settling, that (wo)man was probably no good anyway".

Anything to keep hope alive I guess.
Joined: 9/24/2009
Msg: 1373
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/26/2010 2:35:25 AM
I am cute, single, 31 and have never been married, had children or even been engaged. I just keep running into bad apples, one after the other.. I have actually given up for a while and will focus on myself right now, if the right one doesnt come along. I will be a grumpy old man with a bunch of cats ;) ehehehehe
Joined: 10/16/2005
Msg: 1374
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/26/2010 9:12:36 AM
Same reason I would be single under 30.

No one that floats my boat.
Not important in the scheme of things going on in my life.
My schedule/lifestyle isn't conducive to a relationship.
I don't care to search so I'm not paying that much attention to it.
There are times in life it just happens that you are single by choice, or by situation.

There are also times people aren't single over/under 30. Asking them why gives you the same answers. Because at that time in life that's where they're at.
Joined: 3/9/2010
Msg: 1375
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/26/2010 9:20:50 AM
Personally I am happy alot of people are still single. I understand how hard it is to wake every single morning with a person. I am a light sleeper and the flick of a light switch wakes me up. Nothing wrong there, they are ones who have a problem.
Joined: 3/11/2010
Msg: 1376
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/26/2010 1:33:37 PM
Balding, fat, fugly. You know, the usual. :) Not being down on myself or looking for sympathy. I'm just being honest.
Joined: 2/1/2009
Msg: 1377
SO why are you still single after 30?
Posted: 3/27/2010 5:52:05 AM
why am i single...

i didn't make getting married a priority.

focused on my career, travel, and enjoying myself. that being said i have not been against getting married, and have been engaged, but the engagement was long enough for both of us to figure out marriage wasn't for us.

personally, i find it much more disturbing the question of "Why did you get married when you were 20?" ;p

though to be fair:
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