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There can be many reasons for someone to remain single. But, to stay single for the rest of their life may seem extreme to some. Yet, there are many reasons why someone may choose to live alone. Here are 13 reasons people may prefer being single for the long haul.

1. Quiet Kind of Life

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As time passes and life begins to slow down, they’ve become accustomed to a particular way of living. Life feels quieter and more peaceful, which appeals to some people.

2. Rough Relationships

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Some people may have experienced rough relationships and possibly divorces. People tend to seek out relationships with the same type of people over and over. However, this often produces the same type of result. Stepping outside of your “type” may help you break the cycle.

3. No More Pressure

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Some people truly just enjoy being single. There is societal pressure that you need to find someone and get married, but that’s simply not the case. Your happiness is what’s important, not what society expects from you.

4. Don’t Feel the Need

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Some people have never experienced true romance throughout their lives. Believe it or not, many people in their mid-60s have never been in a real relationship and don’t feel the need to seek one out.

5. Living a Busy Life

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Some people aren’t interested in living a quiet life. They enjoy their busy lives and active careers. And prefer to focus on their kids, which is most important to them.

6. Social Anxiety

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Many people experience extreme social anxiety. It’s very difficult for them to make the first move or interact with others, making relationships impossible.

7. Compatibility Issues

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Some people struggle to find a compatible partner. They can’t seem to find someone who naturally fits in with their lifestyle and share similar values.

8. Poor Relationship Role Models

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Many people didn’t have the opportunity to observe healthy relationships as they grew up, which impacted their decisions on marriage and or kids. They try to avoid the negativity they experienced in the past and are content with how their life has turned out.

9. Commitment Issues

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There can be some people who are okay with short-term relationships as they struggle with commitment. They find long-term relationships get boring and like the excitement of dating around and experiencing different people.

10. Stuck in Their Ways

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Some people are so stuck in their ways it can be challenging to be in a relationship with them. They aren’t interested in improving themselves or in being a safe space for their partner, thus causing people not to want to be around them at all.

11. The One That Got Away

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All too often, people make the mistake of letting go of the person they were meant to be with or causing them to leave. They were ‘the one who got away,’ causing them to remain single as they genuinely didn’t want anyone else.

12. The Right Thing To Do

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Sometimes, tragedy can force a relationship to end much too soon. When a person feels as though the love of their life was ripped away from them, they often feel as though they couldn’t love anyone else. So, remaining single feels like the right thing to do.

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As children, we’re filled with the idea that when we get older, the goal is to get a good job, find someone we love, get married, and start a family. As time passes and our culture shifts, this idea is also slowly changing. Many couples who have been together for a while are beginning to lose interest in getting married for many reasons. Here are 13 reasons couples have decided against walking down the aisle.

Marriage Sucks! 12 Reasons Why so Many Couples Are Saying “I Don’t”

17 Things Women Wish Men Would Stop Doing Immediately

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Men often have the best of intentions, but sometimes they do things that drive women up the wall. Things we would assume to be basic knowledge or common decency. We found a thread on a popular online forum where women were discussing specific things they wished men would stop doing. Here’s what they had to say.

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15 Things People Would Say to Their Lost Loved One if Given One More Chance

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When you lose a loved one, it is never easy. Sometimes you know it is going to happen, and other times it happens out of the blue. Many people, no matter the circumstance, have something they would love to say to their loved ones if they were still here today. Some regret never saying it in the first place, and others want to say it one last time. We found a list of things people would love to say to their loved ones if they were still here.

15 Things People Would Say to Their Lost Loved One if Given One More Chance

17 Good First Date Ideas That Will Leave a Lasting Impression

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Going on a first date can be stressful. Not only are you trying to get to know each other, but you’re also going to be spending time together, hopefully doing an activity you will both enjoy. A recent online poll asks users what the most fun or creative date they’ve ever been on?” Here are some of the most popular responses.

17 Good First Date Ideas That Will Leave a Lasting Impression

15 Non-Romantic Things Your Ex Use To Do That You Miss Now

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Breakups are hard. After some time has passed, things seemingly get easier, but there still may be small gestures of love and appreciation that your ex used to do for you that you find yourself missing. A recent internet poll asked people to name some non-romantic things an ex used to do that you now miss. Here are some of the most popular answers.

15 Non-Romantic Things Your Ex Used To Do That You Miss Now

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