12 Reasons You're Still Single Or Not In A Committed Relationship

You Play Hard To Get

You Play Hard To Get

Do you still play that game of hard to get? It might be okay for when you're younger, but when you get older and potential mates grow more mature, all it does is set you up to attract the wrong type of person.

You Indulge Gender Stereotypes

You Indulge Gender Stereotypes

It's not good to assume that men fear commitment or that women are needy. Those are just unhelpful stereotypes. Some men want a relationship as much as some women. Some women fear commitment as much as some men. You've just got to give those thoughts up and find someone who's ready.



You're Still Thinking About Your Ex

You're Still Thinking About Your Ex

This one is pretty self-explanatory and yet, is not always immediately obvious. To give a new relationship the best shot, you've got to get over the last one. Sorry, but those are the rules. Allow yourself to play.

Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals

Some people just aren't in to you enough to commit and you keep holding on to it, getting mixed signals because you think that love will truly conquer all. It probably won't...



You're Stuck

You're Stuck

This is one of those where you might technically not be single but you might as well be because you're not happy with your relationship. It's basically the same as being single except a lot worse.

If this sounds like you, then it's time to break that attachment that doesn't have to be there, and let yourself stumble across a real relationship.

The One

The One

It's all good and well to harbor romantic notions of "the one" but it's equally good to remember that Hollywood movies are designed to appeal to your sense of romance. Rid yourself of the barriers of this imagined ideal of who your perfect partner should be and you might be pleasantly surprised with who you meet.



You're Addicted To Drama

You're Addicted To Drama

Perhaps you had a relationship or two that was always full of drama and you simply don't know any other way than to ride the roller coaster. Life doesn't have to be like that. Love doesn't have to be like that. It's time to be honest with yourself if it is happiness you seek.

You're Looking For Love Online

You're Looking For Love Online

Nobody is suggesting that you shouldn't find love through a dating site. It certainly works for a lot of people. However, these successful people usually meet sooner rather than later and do as much of the falling in love as possible the old-fashioned way.



You Fear Becoming Dependant

You Fear Becoming Dependant

Perhaps a past relationship has left you feeling like you were being controlled or maybe you just have a personality which sees you allowing yourself to become less important than the needs and wants of your partner. If this is the case, it doesn't mean you should avoid a relationship, it just means that you should identify it and deal with it in the name of personal growth.

You Let Someone Make You "Sign" A Contract

You Let Someone Make You "Sign" A Contract

This is that situation where you feel like you're exclusive with a person but they've made it very clear to you that they aren't at a time in their life where they're prepared to be in a proper relationship, or something to that effect. They then think that this makes it okay to make rules which effectively absolve them of all responsibility to you. If you're in this situation, you need to let them go and move on. It's that simple.



You're Waiting

You're Waiting

Are you waiting until you've got a certain amount of cash in the bank before you make the logical decision to begin a partnership? Do you feel like perhaps you need to lose a bit more weight before anybody will want to be in a relationship with you?

It might sound strange to some people who are not affected by these thoughts but will make perfect sense to those who are. Realize that there is no perfect time to put yourself out there. We can't control when potential partners come along and if they are the right one for you, then they'll be only too happy to share your journey with you.

Don't wait or you might wait forever.

You Know There's A Limited Amount Of People Who You're Suited To

You Know There's A Limited Amount Of People Who You're Suited To

You don't date that much because you feel like you're such a unique person that there really can't be that many people out there who suit you, adn so you decide to be more selective. However, you've managed to overlook something very important; if you're so unique and you need/want someone equally unique, then doesn't it make sense to get out there and get to know as many people as possible?

Think about that for a bit and then get on out there!