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Livelife29

4/1/2017 8:26:19 PM
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Sep 2010
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Dating

I know there has been some posts about this already but I'm a single female 29 looking for a good man. Stupid I know they all seem good at first lol with all the other posts has anybody found that good person around here?

Jovial

4/1/2017 10:27:41 PM
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Aug 2014
Total posts:83
Unfortunately not.......

Ugh! I just don't know anymore either :/  
 
Sorry, not a big fan if men at the moment.

Livelife29

4/1/2017 10:30:45 PM
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Sep 2010
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...

I'm with u on that actually.

Fondue

4/1/2017 10:50:11 PM
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Apr 2007
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Be yourself. I'm sure you'll find someone that you'll be happy with.

Listener

4/2/2017 12:07:24 AM
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Nov 2013
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Dating

Please do not dump all men into the same box, no one deserves to be labeled. There are lots of us good men out there. Both men and women have their issues and shortcomings. None of us has it all figured out. Life is a journey of learning and growing and we all need to be kind and do the best we can. We can not change other people, only ourselves. Be patient and real and caring and one of us will come your way  
Thank you!

don brown

4/2/2017 7:37:13 AM
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Aug 2010
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Getting to the point

You say you are looking for a guy, but then say that you've sort of given up on men. Maybe it's just me, but isn't an attitude like that just a recipe for disaster.  
Not picking on you, but maybe society in general, when it comes to this dating issue. Finding that (perfect) person has always been a challenge, but in today's world it seems that way to many people are in to much of a hurry, and are looking for what they can get out of a relationship as opposed to what they are willing to put into it.  
Both men and women get burned when it comes to dating and finding that right person, and I sometimes wonder if people, on both sides, don't give the other person a chance, or maybe a second chance, to see how things work out.  
Best of luck to those looking for a partner, but try and approach it with a good attitude.

Livelife29

4/5/2017 3:18:18 PM
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Sep 2010
Total posts:363
Men

I don't dislike men. Some men ruin it for others but girls do as well. I'd just like to meet some people hang out and see what happens. Making new friends is always good to but finding them is hard to do sometimes.

PrimeConvoy

4/5/2017 3:42:08 PM
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Nov 2012
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Some perspective...

I'm currently going through a divorce, but with a new woman...and I couldn't be happier! I'll just say this, I wouldn't leave my daughters alone with most of the men I work with. It seems like most men are looking for a woman to make them happy, with very little regard for what the woman wants. It actually disgusts me. I can certainly understand why most people can't find that right future-mate.

Livelife29

4/5/2017 3:47:13 PM
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Sep 2010
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It's true

It's very true tho. About 95% of the men I have met so far want me to make them happy but csnt do that in return. It's not worth it. I do know there r good men out there just need to find them..

Xuser

4/5/2017 6:00:21 PM
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It's about growing or growing up. I was like that myself and I did learn a big lesson. When I looked back at how my ex and I was, I felt there were times I was selfish. Not doing things with her that I should. Some of my guy friends I find are still like that.

Livelife29

4/5/2017 6:01:58 PM
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Sep 2010
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Ya some people don't see it until it's over but u live and learn right learn from ur mistakes. I have that's for sure

GhOsTID

4/5/2017 11:34:33 PM
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Jul 2012
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I'm sure there's lots of good people to meet but where to find ones for you change based on what you're looking for in a person and the relationship. Sadly a lot of it is trial and error too but like you said, you live and learn and as your likes and needs become more defined it's easier to filter out those who won't cut it. I wish you lots of luck in your search :-D  
 
Re Jovial, *hugs* it still makes me sad that you feel the way you do. No one should be made to feel that way towards a group of people based on the actions of a few but I can understand how it happens. I wish you luck too, even if it's just being able to trust people again without the past BS shadowing things for you.

Jovial

4/6/2017 10:41:52 AM
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Aug 2014
Total posts:83
You know a sad thought I just had...

If he was only pretending to be interested in me, all the while being in love with someone else for those three months we "dated"...then.......  
 
I've still never had a boyfriend. Don't know what to think of that...hmmm

Avatar

4/6/2017 12:20:03 PM
Member since:
Aug 2016
Total posts:25
Dating

Don't give up - I found my forever man in my 40's on Lava Life  
Dating site-  
 
Stay positive!

Chrismann85

4/6/2017 1:02:08 PM
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Jan 2014
Total posts:198
Imo

Sometimes there can be expectations one side and not the other that causes problems off the hop. The other thing I've seen is to many people rushing and not taking the time to really know someone. Right now I just meet friends and see where things go. No expectations no let downs is my moto. 31 single guy here.

Livelife29

4/6/2017 1:12:34 PM
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Sep 2010
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Chrisman

I messaged you

GhOsTID

4/7/2017 2:43:07 PM
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Jul 2012
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Jovial said "If he was only pretending to be interested in me, all the while being in love with someone else for those three months we "dated"...then.......  
 
I've still never had a boyfriend. Don't know what to think of that...hmmm "

At least it was only 3 months? You could have been in a relationship for 2 years before realizing you had come to hate them. Hating someone sucks, it's such a drain and clouds your views on life in general not just stuff involving them. I'm terribly introverted but at the moment I am feeling like I could try expanding my comfort zone again, granted that also seems like a terrible idea to part of my brain but who knows. :-)

brand76

4/7/2017 4:57:24 PM
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Aug 2016
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dating

only been in brandon a year but find that women are the same as what your saying about men here

Jovial

4/7/2017 9:23:01 PM
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Aug 2014
Total posts:83
I suppose...

But, I was becoming really attached. And he knew it. But I stand by the fact he was a user.  
 
That's why I become infuriated with this new way of dating multiple people at once and then deciding who you like better....where does that leave the chumps like me who are falling in love with someone falling in love with someone else?  
 
It's not right and it's not fair.  
 
Four times in a row...four men who each used me and lied to me. And they were first men I met since moving to Brandon.  
 

Jovial

4/7/2017 9:29:17 PM
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Aug 2014
Total posts:83
I wanted to...

...do similar, focus on making friends....that backfired on me as well.  
 
I just seem doomed to attract the wrong types of guys.  
 
Like I said...I just don't know anymore. And your right, it affects life. I bombed a midterm in one class. Starting to not care about stuff like used to. Blah! :/

GhOsTID

4/7/2017 9:58:43 PM
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Jul 2012
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Jovial said "...do similar, focus on making friends....that backfired on me as well.  
 
I just seem doomed to attract the wrong types of guys.  
 
Like I said...I just don't know anymore. And your right, it affects life. I bombed a midterm in one class. Starting to not care about stuff like used to. Blah! :/ "

It starts with you! You just need to pull a Stuart Smalley and remind yourself that you're good enough, smart enough, and dog gone it people like you! Then refuse to settle for any less than what you deserve.  
 
In all honesty he had many more even better affirmations but how can you go wrong with the classics? Provided you remember/watched SNL back then :-P  
 

Jovial

4/8/2017 7:04:00 AM
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Aug 2014
Total posts:83
I try

But most days now it's a losing battle. I stress more over appearance and behavior...keep thinking it's obviously something about me that's unlovable.  
 
It's odd how damaging this experience has been. Even I see it and some days I feel silly and perk right up....the next I feel so self conscious I don't even leave home. My brain is just a jumbled up mess of thoughts and emotions, lol.  
 
Today is another blah day

Half_Mast

4/8/2017 10:39:43 AM
Member since:
May 2011
Total posts:243
Another single one

Another single one here.. I am divorced, 32, male... It really is hard to find a good woman who is loyal, caring, outgoing and thoughtful. Most women in Brandon and area have outrageous expectations and just want to be takin care of. I've been on several dates and most didn't last long because she couldn't let go of her ex. Am I doomed to be single as long as I am here?

Chrismann85

4/8/2017 11:39:10 AM
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Jan 2014
Total posts:198
Don't worry

  
Jovial said "But most days now it's a losing battle. I stress more over appearance and behavior...keep thinking it's obviously something about me that's unlovable.  
 
It's odd how damaging this experience has been. Even I see it and some days I feel silly and perk right up....the next I feel so self conscious I don't even leave home. My brain is just a jumbled up mess of thoughts and emotions, lol.  
 
Today is another blah day "

Just be yourself, let your true smile shine. I don't bother dressing any fancier to impress people I just stay comfortable. Some of the situations can certainly be very changing and damaging, you will find someone that, as odd as it sounds, makes the hurt all worth while, and will change you back for the better.

GhOsTID

4/8/2017 2:25:19 PM
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Jul 2012
Total posts:109
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Jovial said "But most days now it's a losing battle. I stress more over appearance and behavior...keep thinking it's obviously something about me that's unlovable.  
 
It's odd how damaging this experience has been. Even I see it and some days I feel silly and perk right up....the next I feel so self conscious I don't even leave home. My brain is just a jumbled up mess of thoughts and emotions, lol.  
 
Today is another blah day "

I had sent you a message before I read this post but this is pretty much exactly what I had meant. The plus side to how you're feeling is that it doesn't have stay to nor should it be this way, not that it's easy to change how you feel but it's at least possible.  
 
Blah days are the best, the chances of them improving vs getting worse is so much higher because really there's only up to go. :-)

Jovial

4/8/2017 3:32:38 PM
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Aug 2014
Total posts:83
hmmm

@Half_Mast  
 
I don't know, but it's kind of the feeling I get in regards to this city. Stay and be doomed to bachelor/spinster hood.  
 
I have quite a life story (and small town) so please take much of my sheltered-life-bias-meets-big-city-social-disappointment with a grain of salt.  
 
I just don't know what the problem is...my friend told me I went above and beyond what a normal boyfriend would do in any relationship. I'm that type of person. However my best still isn't enough to please anyone. And for someone like me, with already limited options, my future relationship future looks quite bleak.  
 
And the next married twit that seeks me out is getting a lecture...grrrrrrrrr.........

Jovial

4/8/2017 3:34:12 PM
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Aug 2014
Total posts:83
I do however...

Thank everyone for their encouragement. It's much appreciated and none of you may know just how much those little niceties help.

keron

4/8/2017 4:39:42 PM
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Jun 2009
Total posts:27
Stuart Smalleyism...

  
GhOsTID said "
  
Jovial said "...do similar, focus on making friends....that backfired on me as well.  
 
I just seem doomed to attract the wrong types of guys.  
 
Like I said...I just don't know anymore. And your right, it affects life. I bombed a midterm in one class. Starting to not care about stuff like used to. Blah! :/ "

It starts with you! You just need to pull a Stuart Smalley and remind yourself that you're good enough, smart enough, and dog gone it people like you! Then refuse to settle for any less than what you deserve.  
 
In all honesty he had many more even better affirmations but how can you go wrong with the classics? Provided you remember/watched SNL back then :-P  
 
"

"It's easier to put on a pair of slippers, than to carpet the entire world."  
Love Stuart!

Half_Mast

4/8/2017 6:34:42 PM
Member since:
May 2011
Total posts:243
Nice guys

Well it stands firm, the saying nice guys finish last.. I haven't given up yet but I am getting pretty discouraged whenever I meet a girl and they say I'm too nice, or that they don't deserve me. Buddies of mine in Brandon treat girls like crap, and these girls stick around?! I'm just a simple hard working and outgoing guy who wants a girl to enjoy life with... Too much to ask?

krisnyx

4/8/2017 10:15:07 PM
Member since:
Sep 2010
Total posts:30
30s dating scene

Where do 30 something singles hang out in this town?

 
 
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