I have become so used to be single that having a woman around will feel like a ball and chain around my neck. I enjoy being able to shut myself off and recharge my batteries when I need to. I enjoy being able to have a day off work, lazing around playing video games and drinking a beer or two. I enjoy being totally selfish with how and whom I spend my day with.
I have learned to love myself, I am totally dependent on nobody else and I have overcome various challenges without anyone there for me and I am now well on my way to becoming a much more successful person career wise.
I thought I was open to having a relationship, but the more and more I think about it, the less I feel like I actually want one and I have never felt I need one. I am happy, content and comfortable being a single man.
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I think that getting back into dating can be like jumping into a cold pool. You don't really want to do it and it's going to be really unpleasant at first, but it will probably also be a ton of fun and that one person over there looks fun.
I also think that being happy and healthy single are keys to being happy and healthy in a relationship so it can't hurt to try, you know?1
Most Helpful Guy
Hurray for YOU! YOU SHOULD BE AS PROUD AS FUCK ABOUT IT! FUCK WHAT ANYONE ELSE SAY OR TELLS YOU OTHERWISE FOR BEING WRONG LOL
Besides there's too much drama in relationships, and they are NEVER EVER completely guaranteed to last forever any way. When you have nobody, you will always have nobody to Lose, it's as simple as that. And you won't ever be disappointed and never ever have to fight with your significant other over this or over that, and dealing with jealousy or trust problems.
I'm actually in my mid 30s by the way, don't let my age displayed fool you otherwise. I'm in a similar situation, so maybe we think like-minded. I have to agree it's better we solely rely on ourselves anyway, instead of becoming dependent upon somebody else to create or provide us "happiness".
You've been single for the last 8 years? I've done it for MORE THAN 20 years, and I'm still still counting lol1