Being single is a choice for some people, while being alone is a result of circumstance for others. For some, being alone for a while is manageable, but for others, their relationship status may begin to weigh on them after a while. Loneliness, as well as the sense that we are unworthy of someone’s attention or affection, may begin to creep in. So, what makes you believe you’re still single? Now is your chance to find out by taking our why am i single quiz.
Do you feel like you do better financially on your own?
Do you think you treat your lovers correctly?
Do you think you can commit to a long term and serious relationship?
Do you think you can be faithful to only 1 person?
Are you annoyed by the repetitive nature of a single person’s life?
Why Am I Single Quiz
Our own defenses often leave us feeling pickier and more judgmental. This is particularly true after we’ve had bad experiences, where we were deceived or rejected by a person for whom we had strong feelings. Many women start to have thoughts like, “There are no decent men out there” or “All the good ones are taken.” Men may have thoughts like, “You can’t trust a women” or “Women are all out to take advantage of you.” We may have unrealistic expectations for a partner or pinpoint weaknesses from the moment we meet someone. When viewing the world from critical or distrusting eyes, we tend to write off a range of potential partners before even giving them a chance. We think of dating certain people as “settling” without ever seeing how that person could make us happy in the long-term.
You’ve built some walls
Most people have been hurt in interpersonal relationships. With time and painful experiences, we all risk building up varying degrees of bitterness and becoming defended. This process begins long before we start dating, in our childhoods, when hurtful interactions and dynamics lead us to put up walls or perceive the world through a filter that can negatively impact us as adults. These adaptations can cause us to become increasingly self-protective and closed off. In our adult relationships, we may resist being too vulnerable or write people off too easily.
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