Hello everyone! I'm going to tell you my reasons for why I stopped dating a few years ago and why I just forget about my crushes and have moved on from the dating scene.
1. I was rejected a lot
I've approached so many different guys and they all rejected me. It was always 'you are just not attractive to me, not feminine, too tall, not thick enough, not thin enough, not funny, not shy, not happy enough' and it's understandable. I'm below average (I'm not super ugly, just slightly below average for a woman). I'm not bitter over it and even though rejected hurts I'm getting over it. I'm not interested in putting myself out there and getting rejected again.
2. I don't want a partner or kids
I mean isn't the point of dating mating and reproduction? I don't want children and just not interested in a family. Sure, I fantasize from time to time what would it be like if I dated someone and married them and had kids but that's it, I don't actually want it to happen.
3. I don't want to give in to the pressure
The only time I feel bad about not having a boyfriend or having my first kiss or whatever is when I get made fun by others. I'm working on accepting who I am and not caring what others think but it's not easy and I get called things like 'Dyke, lesbo, too ugly/tall to find a man'. Other than that I don't think too much about not having a man by my side.
4. I'm perfectly fine being single
Seriously, I'm not sad or bitter over it. Im not angry. I don't feel the need to go out and date and reproduce. I don't get depressed that I'm single or had a bad dating experience. I don't understand why I get made fun for it. I'm not so desperate that I'll die if I don't find anyone. I've accepted that not everyone will find someone, and that's fine (sometimes it doesn't even have to do with looks).
5. I've never been approached before
Contrary to popular belief, not every girl gets approached. I've never, ever been approached before. I've certainly gotten the 'wow your friend is so gorgeous can you talk to her for me/give me her number' a few times but no one ever flirted with me or asked me out or approached me, and I get it. I'm not attractive. I don't look shockingly beautiful or done up or anything. It's fine, that's something you either have to accept or be bitter over it and I've chosen to just accept it. If I ever get approached in the future maybe I'll give the guy a chance, but I doubt I'll ever get approached.
All in all, I've stopped dating and I'm happy with who I am as a person and don't mind being unattractive or single forever. Some people aren't meant to find someone or start a family, it's not like humanity will go extinct if I don't find someone Haha. And I don't know why people think there is something wrong with someone who is single, I am fine and nothing is wrong with me lol.