I used to be such a hopeless romantic. I was the girl in school that would plan her dream wedding, the girl that was waiting for her prince to come along, whisk her away and live happily ever after.
And then I grew up.
I'm 25. I have not had one good experience with guys. Every guy I've known has taken advantage of me, used me, physically or emotionally abused me, cheated on me, or left me after they got what they wanted.
And as much as it pains me to say, from all these experiences, I've become just like them... I've learnt to harden my heart. I've learnt to just meet my basic carnal needs and bail. I've given up on love. I just don't care anymore because I know the perfect guy doesn't exist.
I don't want to be like this, but I fear its just become part of who I am now. I want to be that hopeful little girl again.
So I guess two questions;
1. Has this happened to anyone else?
2 What happened to this generation and old fashioned dating?
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Here's my take. I've been in a relationship for 27 years, now I'm single. I see that women these days have all of the power, the men have to grovel for attention, many are just after sex because some women these days just get to the sex and walk. So men go after that, women give it, and everyone leaves with an empty feeling and a bit more jaded than before. I've been single for four months, and am already sick of the way women treat men unless there's already an established knowledge of the other person. It just makes it hard to look for anything of substance because women just walk away because there's so many options.2THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE