I'll be 24 next month and as time goes on, I find myself less and less interested in dating. I have no desire to have a boyfriend, and I am perfectly content with being single. Yes, I am straight and I do find men to be extremely attractive. But at the same time, I just do not want to take the next step and have a relationship with anyone. I am very close to my parents but they've recently started hinting at how nice it would be for me to find someone with whom I can eventually settle down. They're old fashioned and think that a marriage and children is the ideal lifestyle. For some, of course it is. But for me... I am not so sure yet. I was bullied all through high school and the beginning of college, and during that time, I didn't get to really enjoy life like I should have. I feel like I missed out, and now I want to make up for it. And I actually feel like committing to someone would hinder me at this point. I enjoy my independence and being alone. Am I weird? Has anyone else felt this way before?
Most Helpful Guy
No, you're not weird you're like me we are thinking about other stuff (more meaningful ones) Don't let others decide for you, specially your parents, they may want the best for you but they can only give you what they know about.
Focus on developing yourself, your skills and talents, then work on getting clarity about what is that you want to do in life, also very important is to try to surround yourself with people that challenge you to be better and can help you reach those goals you set
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Most Helpful Girl
No you're not weird, I am 25 and I am actually the same, striaght girl with no intentions of needing to be in a relationship it took me a while though, but over time and talking to my family as to why I want and choose to be single, they eventually understand and excepted my decision especially my mom, I can't speak for you personally as to why you may want to be single but as for me I enjoyed it, I have more time, I don't have to worry about anything, I have more peace of mind, no need to talk to someone about plans needed to be made together because all my decisions is mine to make "I" make my daily decisions not a "we" and that in itself feel more free to me. Plus I want to focus on my goals after finishing my degree, focusing in my career and traveling, relationship and finding that person could happen anytime you building yourself you only have one life for that. But everybody have different views... There are more reasons why i choose single life. But just know
You are not weird and you're not alone.1