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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    I feel ya. I've always known that I would always be single and I am ok with it. Actually, more than ok with it.

    But hearing about all these supposed great relationships are making me wonder what it's like, so I'm just curious if it's even possible to be satisfied and happy with another person... at least as much as I am happy being alone.
    The way I see it most relationships are just four faces instead of two. When I was with my ex we were able to go out, socialize and laugh it up then as soon as we got home we were practically just roommates.

    That leads in to my other problem: once it gets routine, it gets boring. The appealing thing about an unstable relationship is that it's like trying to juggle spinning plates forever. Gotta stay on your toes!
    I know a girl, she's one of a kind
    But the poor little thing, she's going out of her mind
    There's something you forgot - there's a reason why she's lost
    Cos baby she don't want to be found

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinkleToes View Post
    But yeah, shoes are awesome. Let's go shopping.
    Twinkle!!! How come every time you get on, I have to run out the door?? Boo to you! Yes, I have quite a love affair with my shoes and they love me back and that's all I could ever really ask for.

    But you are the cat's meow and don't you ever ever forget it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Wilson View Post
    That leads in to my other problem: once it gets routine, it gets boring. The appealing thing about an unstable relationship is that it's like trying to juggle spinning plates forever. Gotta stay on your toes!
    You totally get me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Wilson View Post
    I'm the exact same way. I work in a city that is overflowing with young professionals who have had it hammered into their head that the key to life is to seek any form of companionship at any turn. It's not uncommon to hear of women getting very aggressive towards men in bars who won't acknowledge their flirting. I just can't get my brain wrapped around such an obsessive need for companionship; be it instant gratification or some loveless long-term "business deal" just so your peers don't look at you like some kind of outcast.

    But then again, all of the women I've ever had serious crushes on in my life were characters in books, so that very much creates near-impossible-to-attain standards since if people like that really existed I probably wouldn't read so much.

    (takes his INTPness elsewhere)
    Yeah, some of my biggest crushes have been movie star men. there's just an intensity and a depth that I require in order to be content that seems to be unreal on a lot of levels... except in the movies! I've had a taste of that fire before, so I know it exists at least. But now, I have to have it.. I couldn't even imagine being in a relationship without it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    I feel ya. I've always known that I would always be single and I am ok with it. Actually, more than ok with it.

    But hearing about all these supposed great relationships are making me wonder what it's like, so I'm just curious if it's even possible to be satisfied and happy with another person... at least as much as I am happy being alone.
    I know what you mean. Maybe it will happen. Maybe it won't. But I do wonder too what it's like for those people on the other side of the fence. I think, though, it's not as easy as it seems. Look at the divorce rate. I'd rather know that I was absolutly with my soulmate, even if it took 10 years of dating to figure it out. Maybe I'm one of those hybrid people who never will know. I'll be that old lady smiling, reminiscing about all those almosts I met along the way.. but at least I'd be smiling.

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    It's because NTP's are the most selfish types. So, relationships are particularly difficult.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Selfish with personal space maybe... But in my eyes, I'm wise enough to realize that and benevolent enough not to subject anyone else to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    Selfish with personal space maybe... But in my eyes, I'm wise enough to realize that and benevolent enough not to subject anyone else to it.
    Yeah, yeah. I know. Personal space. This is code for "getting my way".
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    I'm only happy in dysfunctional relationships. And even then, I think it's just advanced social experimentation. Romantic relationships fascinate me because it's a whole new set of roles and theories to test out. But I can't handle peace. Because then it's not going anywhere, y'know? Steadiness=routine=me out the door.

    But then I'm very young and very very immature.

    I like to think that I'm one of these: Quirkyalone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Do you guys relate to this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmandahalf View Post
    I'm only happy in dysfunctional relationships. And even then, I think it's just advanced social experimentation. Romantic relationships fascinate me because it's a whole new set of roles and theories to test out. But I can't handle peace. Because then it's not going anywhere, y'know? Steadiness=routine=me out the door.

    But then I'm very young and very very immature.
    Peace doesn't mean necessarily mean stagnate. Nor does movement suggest progress or excitement. False dichotomy. Question your fundamental assumptions.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    Peace doesn't mean necessarily mean stagnate. Nor does movement suggest progress or excitement. False dichotomy. Question your fundamental assumptions.
    See: Young. Immature.

    My fundamental assumptions are really only based off of two real relationships, and a handful of fragments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmandahalf View Post
    See: Young. Immature.

    My fundamental assumptions are really only based off of two real relationships, and a handful of fragments.
    Well, why do you have a problem with things being ...not dysfuctional functional? Do you want or expect to be hurt? So, if you elect to be in a relationship you know will never work you can save yourself from the danger of happiness?
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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