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A question about parenthood from a single, childless guy

I am in my early forties, single and childless. Many of my peers have opted to marry and have babies. I don't see myself joining them any time soon but I'd like to understand them a little better. So what are the aspects of parenthood that single, childless people (men in particular) Just Don't Get? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jun 1, 2014 - 27 answers

Self-help books that will help me make peace with being single?

I'm tired of feeling bitter about being single. Are there any self-help books that will help me get over this? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Oct 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Strong Single Woman? Is there like...Cliff notes for this or something?

I'm single again. I know...KNOW that I MUST learn how to be OK with myself single. I crave being that strong, single women that people are drawn to and admire. But I'm to the point that I can't just say "I'm amazing!" and *snaps fingers* everything is peachy keen again. I need some specific things to do in order to move forward, distract myself from my loneliness, and learn to like being single. Can you add to the list of things to do? Come on in! [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Aug 16, 2013 - 26 answers

OKCupid reality check for a new dater

I’m a late-30’s woman trying OKCupid for the first time. Can you give me general advice, some tips on keeping my expectations realistic, and suggestions to avoid getting too much of my self-esteem tied up in whether or not Random Dude responds to me? [more inside]
posted by Ms.Stocking on May 8, 2013 - 31 answers

Help me survive my twenties without completely losing my mind.

I'm a 24 year old lady with failed relationship woes. Help me stop feeling so crummy about myself and give me day-to-day ways to feel more centered, happy, and not-desperate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Decade-long dry streak.

This is a very difficult and embarrassing question to write. So please be kind. But essentially, I have been (involuntarily) celibate for many many years and it’s driving me CRAZY. How can I stop this decade-long dry streak? And if I can’t, how can I learn to make peace with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2012 - 42 answers

Where should a single 26 year old guy look for work?

How can I decide where to settle down after graduating from grad school? I'm a 26 year old single guy and looking to plant roots. [more inside]
posted by Amistad on Jun 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Single mom's teenager disapproves of boyfriend

Single mom's teenager disapproves of boyfriend - does it ever get better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 27 answers

Now how do I get sex and relationships off my mind?

I want to stay single. I'm keeping myself busy. Now how do I get and keep sex and relationships off my mind? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 - 18 answers

Convince family being single is okay?

I love the single life, but my family seems to think there's something wrong with me. How can I get them to just accept this is who I am? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Learning to THRIVE alone after divorce.

After divorce, how can I learn to be a confident, whole individual without being in a relationship? I'm struggling with insecurity, I feel like there is a part of me missing, and I've gotten myself so worked up about it that I'm in a state of "analysis paralysis." Please help me break through that paralysis! [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Oct 17, 2009 - 23 answers

Do they make deoderant for the stink of desperation?

I'm pretty sure I stink of desperation when I'm out on dates. Please help me stop doing that. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 39 answers

Quitting the competition, while still running the race

Help me get my focus back on my own life and happiness and stop comparing/competing with my ex in my own mind... and stop having how I compare with others as a condition to my happiness/self esteem in general... [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Jun 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Succeeding on the dating scene - where does a woman get advice?

Succeeding on the dating scene - where does a woman get advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Should I not be a serial monogamist with the one waiting in the wings?

Lesbian monogamy filter: I am really just a hopeless romantic no matter how hard I try not to be? Should I not move right on to the one waiting in the wings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2009 - 16 answers

Beggars can't be choosers?

I think she likes me. I think I like her. Do I marry her? Context: Arranged marriage [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2009 - 23 answers

Useful workshops for singles?

I'm a man in his 30s, with generally attractive qualities. I'm kind of in a dating rut right now though and am looking to make a meaningful change, though I'm not exactly sure where. I was wondering if you have taken any useful workshops for singles about dating/relationships? What was your experience of them? What would you recommend or not?
posted by blueyellow on Mar 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Everyone is having sex in the library, but me....

25 year old girl that hasn't had anything past a 2nd date in 6 years, what is wrong (if anything) with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2007 - 43 answers

The ultimate "Why am I single?" thread

If you were single for a while and somehow got out of it, how did you? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Nov 1, 2007 - 40 answers

Single mother.

Any advice for a single mother venting? She's a good mom, I've seen her and her kids. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only friend who understands. [more inside]
posted by packphour on Mar 8, 2007 - 9 answers

"If we're both single when we're 40, let's marry each other." "Ok."

Two friends agreeing to marry each other if they are single by a certain age: does this really happen in real life? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 20, 2006 - 47 answers

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