Considered a escort ? seriously if its that much of a big deal just get it out of the way
That is extremely sad about your family's attitude, in many ways. It shows complete lack of understanding or empathy to your situation. I don't blame you for detaching yourself from them. I'd do the same.It is not without reason that I do not consider certain people friends anymore.
Regarding family, it is usually aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family that make fun of me. There is "talk" amongst extended family that I am asexual or severely mentally ill because they say that they "never saw any of my girlfriends," nor am I married. Many of my extended family are from very patriarchal, socially backwards third-world countries where a man with no girlfriend past age 15 is seen as a lesser being, and a single 30 year old male is seen as not a real man.
This year I decided to stop all contact with them, and do not want to ever meet them again like during family get-togethers at Christmas. I only interact with direct family such as my parents. But my parents say that they receive many comments from other family asking if I have mental issues or are asexual.
I am on Bumble, OKCupid and some others since 2015, yet I still have not been able to meet women in person from any app. The city in which I live is known to be particularly hard for men to get dates with women via dating apps. But still, after several years of using apps it does not seem to work. Maybe I use them too sparingly. A few times here and there each week.
My family are very judgemental. Because my mother had some autism problems as a child (and up to present day), many people in the extended family called her a mute/retarded. When she did not have children yet at age 20 or 25, family members asked why not. Now the "weirdness" has shifted to me. They tell my mother comments like "He must have problems, you think? Where is his girlfriend?"That is extremely sad about your family's attitude, in many ways. It shows complete lack of understanding or empathy to your situation. I don't blame you for detaching yourself from them. I'd do the same.
I think it's worth persisting with the app/website approach. I myself found it very difficult to meet up with girls. I didn't like doing the 'normal' dating activities like going to clubs and drinking. And my chosen occupation is 99% men, so meeting women at work was virtually impossible.
In the end I met up with my wife in an artificial way, through a newspaper dating column. Yup, very old skool, but technology wasn't an option in those days. It worked though, because I met someone who was quite similar to me, and we just clicked.
I really hope you can find someone you can be happy with. Don't give up hope. Even looking outside your immediate area might be an option?
I try to not dwell too much on this, because it is depressing to think about. When I was 25 I got very self-conscious about being a virgin and it depressed me so much I ended up losing a third of my body weight, going from 80 kg to 55 kg.Hi Lundi,
I know it's not easy to do, but try not to dwell on it and concentrate on the good things in your life. It will come when the time is right.
I have a friend I have known since school, who like you, was a single virgin but in his case until he was in his late 30's. He's a very shy guy who just didn't really know how to "be" around women who he didn't know by other means, I guess he had trouble expressing himself. He was also seen as "a bit weird" by a lot of people because he's a bus spotter (spots, photographs and catalogues buses he has seen). He didn't really have a social life either, apart from a few bits he does with people he works with. He was eventually introduced to someone via a bus group/club he had joined a couple of years ago. He now at 39, has partner and a son.
Are you part of any groups, in real life or online, with people who have common interests?
I am glad that non-judgemental women like you exist. Unfortunately where I live, I very rarely encounter someone who thinks like you.Hi Lundi, I am a girl and I have to say that the fact that a 30yo guy is virgin and never had a relationship would not stop me from starting a relationship with him if I like him and I find him interesting.
I met my ex-boyfriend when he was almost 30, he never had a serious relationship and he had maybe just 1 sex experience (our first time was a disaster). But he seemed kind and nice, so I did not care at all about his lack of experience.
The only thing that could worry me is the fact that if a guy that had sex only with me, he may want to try at some point also sex with other women for understanding if is different!
It could be that I think like this because I am Italian and I may have a different education/background from the place where are you from, but to be honest, everyone is different and not all the girls are looking for the same things... For example, I like when guys are a little bit shy, while other friends of mine have a different opinion.
I had sex with just one person (my ex-boyfriend) and I am 28. When I tell this to people, some of them look at me shocked suggesting me to go to a club and find someone for one-night experience...
I find this kind of comments a little bit offensive, but some people have no clue about all the stupid things that they can say with their mouth, so I learned how to live with it.
As other people already told you I would suggest you join some social activities that you like. For example, would you like to learn how to dance salsa? Music can be something really good for people suffering from anxiety and depression. I am following a salsa class right now and is really funny and it gives you the opportunity to have contact with people and also making friends.
Thanks, I felt great embarrassment and shame when I was writing my first post here though. If I told someone this face-to-face it would most likely generate wide laughter, followed by subsequent ridicule.I find you very admirable that you have come on here with this post.
I'm going to say that you need to remember that what you have achieved in life has been brilliant, as there are many folk out that that have not achieved the educational that you have, and who still do not know what they want to do in life.
Everybody is different, so having the independence to not follow social taboo is always a good time.. Some may like the company of having a partner and all the pleasures and benefits of being in a full relationship, some may not!
If I were you, I would just let issues naturally fall into place. Remember that social apps are not a be all and end all, and that physical meetings may feel more beneficial for you.
Also remember there is a difference between loneliness and being alone, and that being alone with the fantastic company which is you is always good!
Big hugs xx
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