Long time no talk! I haven't been on here in several years & had the hardest time trying to find this place. I still recognize some old faces & glad to see that Shy is still on here! I used to be Co-CL here for a while then life got too busy so I had to step down.
So yes, I'm still single. I try to keep myself busy as much as possible to keep my mind off of it. I often feel like I'm the only single person in the world. And quite frankly, I'm the only one in my small circle of friends who is single. All of my friends are taken. Don't get me wrong, they ask me to do stuff w/them & I gladly oblige. I enjoy hanging out w/them. This past weekend we all went out of town, did some ziplining, and we had a blast. Alas, I was the only single person in the group & I felt kinda bummed about it when I saw my other friends holding hands w/their fiance or boyfriend. When we went ziplining, one of our guides was kinda cute. We flirted a little bit back and forth. He was fun. It was fun. But of course he isn't local. The story of my life! Shame I couldn't bring him back home with me.
It can be depressing being single. I know there's nothing wrong with me. I'm not ugly. I'm a fun person to be around. Are men intimidated by smart & pretty women? Do they not want to date tall women? I say that because I'm 6ft tall! A friend of mine told me, "you are datable & there's nothing wrong w/you. You have standards so keep those." Once upon a time I used to settle when I had really low self esteem. I won't go back to settling. I've dated guys who have railroaded me, lied to me, used me, abused me, and thought I was their personal bank account. I don't tolerate that anymore. And I've done the online dating thing in the past. I HATE IT. I can't subject myself to that again. So I often wonder, are some of us just destined to be single the rest of our lives?