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Anyone here over 35 and never been in love or never married?

Discussion in 'Mature Singles' started by aflower4God, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. aflower4God

    aflower4God observant petal

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    I am just feeling like the "odd one out" on this one. I am in my mid-thirties and I have never been in love before or never married. I have dated but that was 10 years ago. If you have never been in love before or never married please explain why, if you would like, I mean was this something that you chose or was it something that you wanted but it seems that God had something else instore for you?
    Thank you and God bless you all.:groupray::groupray::groupray:
     
  2. Mea Culpa

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    I have never been married or with anyone really. So no... you are not alone!
     
  3. aflower4God

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    Hi there my dear sweet brother,
    Thank you for your post. I will pray that God will help you find the right woman for you, IF that be of His will. God bless you and lots of love to you!:prayer:
     
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    No youa re definitely not alone, although I understand where youa re coming from.

    I can honestly say I have never loved anyone enough to want to marry them.

    I believe that I was called to be single. I have dated and understand enough about it to make an informed decision to remain single. I chose to stay pure and not give myself to anyone until we were married. I do not regret this. It is something deeply ingrained in me.

    Being single is not easy. You have to be comfortable with yourself, like yourself because you will spend a lot of time with yourself. I have friends who are supportive and who I can go to seek advice. Sometimes it is lonely, but you can be lonely in a marriage or in a crowd.
     
  5. aflower4God

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    Wow this is such encouraging words my dear sweet loving sister. Beleive it or not your message has helped me to understand my best friend a bit more. She too has dated but she has made a point for many years now (she is 35) that she will not marry, that she enjoys her single life. She never complains about wanting to be with a guy and all. She has her things that she loves doing and she tells me that is what makes her happy. I hope and PRAY that if it be the will of Our loving HEAVENLY father for me to be single that I have a heart like you and my best friend about this issue. THANK YOU so much for sharing your story and encouarging words. GOD BLESS YOU and lots of love to you:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:
     
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    I'm about 50% in that group. I've never been married but I have fallen for someone pretty hard before. For years I thought that it was my vocation to be celibate but I realized that I had been wrong all along. I had misunderstood the reasons for why somebody takes the path of celibacy so for most of my life I had no experiences with the opposite sex unless it was completely platonic.
     
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    Hi there my dear sweet loving brother. Thank you so much for sharing your story. God bless you too and lots of love to you.
     
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    well I am 50 and have never been in love or married. I figured as long as I'm not dead yet, there is still time for either or both. No you are not the only odd one out.
     
  9. Jenster

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    I have never been married. I sometimes question whether I've ever been in love, either. I don't think I've had that mutuality of respect. I did have an intense crush on my last bf, but I don't know at what point that becomes "in love." We were having problems from the get-go due to our values being mismatched.

    There's no one I dated whom I wanted to marry. Sometimes I think God is saving me for the right man. Other times I think that God at least has been allowing me to grow closer to Him, without the distractions of a man in my life.

    But I would like to meet a decent man who is a match for me and understands what it means to be committed and unselfish.
     
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    Amen my dear sweet loving sister, I completely agree. I would like to believe that Jesus has a special man out there for me but if he does not I would HOPE that he has a very good plan for me. I do hope it is marriage cause I really want that more than anything, but I can totally understand if it is something I just hope that Jesus gives me all the strength to deal with it.
    God bless you and LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU and praying for you my dear sweet loving sister.:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:
     
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    Amen to you as well my dear sweet loving sister. And you are right and you too have a GREAT attitude about this. LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU God bless you as well and praying for you:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:
    {{{{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}}}
     
  12. Jenster

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    Thank you and bless you, my dear sister in Christ. I pray that the Lord blesses you richly in your life, regardless of marital status. I know He will!

    I am giving my dating life to the Lord, or at least trying to. I am asking Him to close any doors that are inappropriate, even if in my heart I am hoping to open a door with someone. Ultimately, the Lord knows best. His ways are higher than my ways, and I ask for His mercy that His will might be my own and His plan for me will come to fruition!
     
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    Hi there my dear sweet loving friend. Wow this is something that I really needed to hear, cause accually I have been having a very hard time lately dealing with this matter. THANK YOU so much and I believe that God sent you to write this message. THANK YOU ONCE AGIAN and God bless you, and I pray that God leads you to the right man if that is His will BIG BIG BIG HUGS and LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
     
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    I've been in love but never married. Not really bothered by the never married part though. I WAS NOT ready to be someone's wife in my 20s at all.
     
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    {{{{{{{{Big hugs}}}}}}}}} my dear sweet loving sister.:prayer::prayer::prayer:
     
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    I am 50 y.o. and also have never been in love or had a relationship with a woman. My attitude of late seems to be slipping in that it is weighing on me quite heavily. I am starting to feel incredibly lonely all the time.
     
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    :wave:First a BIGGGGGGGGGGG welcome to CF, you will find this place really nice and the people here are so helpful and loving!:thumbsup:
    Second PLEASE KNOW that I will be praying for you my dear sweet loving brother. God bless you and thank you for sharing your story with us! :)
    Lots of love to you
    ((((((((((((((BIG HUGS)))))))))))))))
     
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    I know how that feels. I feel lonely a lot of the times as well. the only man who can fill that I know is Jesus. Yes I know that it is not the same as having a living breathing one here with me, but I would rather have no one then to have the wrong one. So I wait.:wave:
     
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    I have never been married myself and I'm 53. I came close a couple of times but it didn't happen. I know how you feel. I think that 35 seems young to me.

    I pray a lot for a mate but it does not seem to happen. I have done all kinds of activities but they have not worked.

    I am OK with being single most times. On the weekends, it really gets hard. What's even harder for me than being alone is the unsolicited advice I get from people. They make suggestions about things that I have already tried.
     
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    35 here and never been married, but have definitely been in love a few times, no regrets..
     
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