View Poll Results: Are you better off single?

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    Single and Loving it in Germany

    Maybe it's the influence of the hugely popular TV series "Sex and the City," which features a quartet of single, fashionable females. Or maybe the large population of single women in Germany has just grown more comfortable with their status. Whatever the reason, most single women say they're doing just fine without a man in their lives. In a Forsa study commissioned by Stern magazine, 81 percent of single women polled said the best thing about being single is that they can do exactly as they please. Almost 70 percent said they enjoyed having more time for themselves, and 56 percent said they liked that they could pick their own vacation destination. And when it comes to hanging around the house, 48 percent said they liked that there was no man around to make their place untidy, while 36 percent love that they aren't forced to watch sports on TV. But when asked about the reasons for their single status, only 36 percent said they were single by choice, while 45 percent admitted they just hadn't found the right partner yet.
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    Post Re: Single and Loving it in Germany

    These TV networks should make a sequel series to Sex in the City, called "Spinsters in the City." It could be the next Golden Girls.
    "Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil." - F. Nietzsche

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    Are You Better Off Single?

    + you have more spare time
    + you can do whatever whenever you want regardless of other people
    + you probably see your friends more often
    + ...

    - you lack someone to cuddle with
    - you lack "this certain feeling"
    - you maybe get less support with problems since friends can't always be there
    - ...

    Please voice your opinion! Do you feel/felt better as a single? Or do you enjoy being in a relationship and don't miss anything?

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    Are you bettewr off single ?

    I admit that now that all my close relatives and many of my old friends are dead, it's a bit lonely. However, I've always craved a certain amount of solitude anyhow.

    I do know that I would not have made a good husband or father. I have never been able to trust anyone completely or be completely open with anyone. I've never been really close to anybody. I tend to hold people at arms length. I am suspicious and, in my youth, tended to be jealous.

    I am impatient and short-tempered. In personal relationships, I tend to be domineering. (To the astrology enthusiasts among you, yes, these are all Leo traits.) Given my personality, not only am I better off single, but so would any spouse on whom I might have inflicted that personality be.

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    I hate being single its the worst.I love to hold someone as i sleep and when i wake up i love them to be in my arms its the best feeloing in the world. So i voted NO because its a nightmare it pains me to much to go into detail so ill leave it there.Maybe someday ill be happy and someone may love me again we,ll have to wait and see.
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    When I was single I took my free time for granted, but hated being without female companionship. Now being married and having a child I miss my freetime and independence but know that for me starting a family was the right thing to do. I've adjusted well enough. The joys of family life bring new contentment I didn't know existed when I was single.

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    I voted no. I love my family very much, though because of what my husband does, I feel like a single parent

    Being with someone is hard work, and I have noticed over time there are some things I have done in my marriage I wish I hadn't(spoiled hubby ), because my life would be easier. But, I do love him and I do enjoy the short times we are together, and know that this time too will pass eyes: Having a family does make you very unselfish. I took for granted my free time as well, but I cherish all the love I have in my home and have no feelings of lonliness

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    Hmm...

    I am together with my first girlfriend now, and to be honest, I don't feel any difference from when I was single to now. I have only kissed my dear Christine, and I rarely hug someone, have ever rarely hugged anyone, except with Christine, which I try to be as close her body as I can the most of our time we are together. We live very far from eachother, and it may be many weeks(Even months!:O)before we see eachother again... I hate it, but the time we spend together is so much more magical than it would be if we saw eachother everyday.

    I am pretty sure I love her, and she have the exact feelings for me(Her words) So there is realoly no problem.

    But what I like most, is that I love someone, and someone loves me back. We are best friends, and we are a couple - Could anything be better than that?

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    I can't compare, since singlehood has always been a fact for me. The thing is that, regardless of what energy I have to put into a relationship, I want to truly believe that the product of the effort is well worth it. I will find this one out if there is a gal out there who takes interest in me, in the matter suggested.

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    I like both somewhat. I value solitude as it gives me time to contemplate and relax, whereas I also value companionship as it provides comfort. At the moment, I'm not too concerned about relationships at the moment as they aren't crucial at my age. However, I'm always on the lookout because the right person could be round the corner .

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