Skip navigation! Story from Dating Advice. There are plenty of reasons someone might not have been on a date in a while. Maybe they were in a long-term relationship that just ended. Maybe they were hurt so badly in their last relationship that they wanted to take a few years off. Maybe they felt really good being single, or had no time to date.
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If you've been feeling especially single lately , here's some news that may help you feel a little less alone. A new study out of Cyprus' University of Nicosia ranked the most common reasons why men say they're single — and get this, it based its findings on an analysis of 13, responses on a popular Reddit thread. It might not be the most scientific means of data-gathering, but hey, a lot of the dudes' comments are pretty relatable. Thousands of men weighed in on a Reddit thread after one user posted the question: "Guys, why are you single?
Dating is a complicated and often clumsy dance even in the best of times. Add in mask-wearing directives, social distancing and fear of a highly contagious virus for which there is no cure, and you get… well, an awful lot of people going out and doing some version of it anyway. A survey conducted by Everlywell — a company that makes at-home health tests — found that nearly one in four Americans ages 20 to 31 broke quarantine to have sexual contact with someone in April, when stay-at-home orders were at their peak.
So what got us here? Those who fall into the category of being in their mid-thirties and single may or may not realize how they actually got there. Here are a few paths that may have been taken…. Focused on personal goals: Some people are deeply focused on their own personal interests and goals.