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      07-07-2006, 11:01 AM   #1
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Single v. Relationship

After 2 years...I have a girlfriend again. Hard to give up the single lifestyle but it's a welcome change. Now Friday nights involve dinner parties with other couples instead of pounding 20oz drafts of light beer and trying to charm your way into a game of bonesmuggler.

Always have wondered what provides me with the most "happiness" so to say. The sedation period always goes away after 3 months though...so we'll see how this one turns out.
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      07-07-2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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Is there a question in this or is this a journal post?
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As of right now. I prefer the single lifestyle. I get to do what I want when I want with whoever I want. Good luck to you in your new relationship.
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Haha, I guess my question is which do you guys prefer, if any?
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If you have the right woman, it's an easy decision!

But you are right though - your period of elation will only last so long during the first few months and then it feels dull (sometimes like a chore) afterwards. If you can still hack it afterwards, I suppose it won't be so bad 20 years down the line with the same woman.
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the grass is always greener on the other side, i guess. i remember after we broke up with my ex, i couldn't get a new girlfriend fast enough (i'm not one-night-stand kind of guy). once back in a relationship, i missed those few months that i was single...

i agree with squawks though that only the beginning of a relationship is really interesting and joyous since with time, you start taking the other person more and more for granted.
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Yea I was single for a good three months and now im back in a relation ship. I've been with 7 women and now all I want to do is get back with my ex girlfriend from a year and half ago...
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Yea I was single for a good three months and now im back in a relation ship. I've been with 7 women and now all I want to do is get back with my ex girlfriend from a year and half ago...
better get yourself tested, james bond.
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Always testin...but I stay STRAPPED FOO...lol
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      07-07-2006, 02:35 PM   #12
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I have always been the relationship kind of girl. I was back to back. But now ive been single for 7 months. Its the longest ive ever been on my own.

Sure there are days where i wish i had someone.. I miss dressing up nice, going out to dinners, movies, just cuddling..etc. But there are those other days, where im glad i dont have to deal with the bullshit of relationships. My best friend is going through some drama in her relationship and she calls me for advice/venting. I sit back and think, man im glad i dont have to deal with that anymore. I dont have to call to check in, or put their feelings first. I can do what i want, when i want.

This past week ive spent it w/ this 1 guy. Hes the "football player" (well thats my nickname for him, cause well he is.. aha). Anyway, ive known him for a long time but never actually hooked up w/ him. Finally, it happened..and now hes leaving to go back to school. It sucks cause i finally started to really like a guy after my x bf. But hey.. shit happens, and im leaving too. So we'll see what the future holds.

Anyway back to your question.. I can easily say im having more fun being single, but i'd be lying. I think it all comes down to what you cant have you want, and when you have it, its not as exciting. When i was taken, i thought about being single. But when im single, i wanna be back in a relationship. ugh!! LoL
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      07-07-2006, 02:38 PM   #13
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I can do who i want, when i want.
Damn, I'm not reading things right!
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But now ive been single for 7 months . . . But when im single, i wanna be back in a relationship. ugh!! LoL
oh man. i hear the rumbling. here they come.
and now it becomes a 12 page thread...
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Try being in a relationship and then pretend you single! See how that works out...haha
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I thoroughly screwed up my relationship, and I'm trying to salvage whatever is left of it. I'm on the verge of losing a keeper, and I'm an idiot for allowing it to get this bad. Single is not what I want to be.
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      07-07-2006, 02:45 PM   #17
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Hahah well your right on the i can do WHO i want, when i want.. thats a perk of being single.

But i dont take advantage of that. I rather hold off until someone really sparks my interest. Im not the type to go to bars, or whatever and hook up w/ someone. Those girls are all nasty.

But everything is a lesson and a learning experience. I made a mistake by being with my X, BUT i dont regret it. Because now i know what to look for in the next person i become serious with. And maybe thats why ive been single and not jumping into another relationship.
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Hey, Bella - it's all good - you'll find a "college sweetheart" when you go back to school at Hofstra!

Whoa, whoa, boys! Not so fast with those Hofstra applications!
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ha ha, i was just going to make that comment!
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I feel like this is the right post for me and the right time too.

I'm 22. I've been going out w/ a girl for almost 3yrs. The first yr and a half was amazing, peaches and cream. After that year the magic was lost, but I stayed w/ her cause she's very close to being the perfect one ( a keeper, very sexy, cute, wants to marry me, etc).
About a month ago we broke up.

After that 1st yr I stopped being faithful. a big part of it is because I feel young and also, and not to be egocentric, is because no girl has ever rejected me. I always felt like I could get whoever I wanted. So I really want to take advantage of that while I'm young, but at the same time I'm very afraid to let go the best thing that could happen to me.

I know I shouldnt listen to anyone about this, but i need to know what u guys think from ur experiences!
Don't be an idiot like me and push the keeper out of your life. You will regret it. Keepers are few & far between. That advice is the most sincere that I've ever given anyone. My break-up happened about a month ago as well. We were engaged! The break-up hit me hard dude, and I still suffer from anxiety and unraveled emotions. I wasn't being the man that I needed to be to sustain the relationship, and now I'm trying to fix behavioral/character flaws. Don't make the same mistake that I did.
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I feel like this is the right post for me and the right time too.

I'm 22. I've been going out w/ a girl for almost 3yrs. The first yr and a half was amazing, peaches and cream. After that year the magic was lost, but I stayed w/ her cause she's very close to being the perfect one ( a keeper, very sexy, cute, wants to marry me, etc).
About a month ago we broke up.

After that 1st yr I stopped being faithful. a big part of it is because I feel young and also, and not to be egocentric, is because no girl has ever rejected me. I always felt like I could get whoever I wanted. So I really want to take advantage of that while I'm young, but at the same time I'm very afraid to let go the best thing that could happen to me.

I know I shouldnt listen to anyone about this, but i need to know what u guys think from ur experiences!
haha, that was me a year ago ... now i cant find the type of girl i had lol and then when i realized and tryed to get her back it didn't work... so my advice, if she's 8+/10 in looks and dedicated to you STAY
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