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Old 07-12-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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I have seen a lot of men remarking on this forum about how eternal bachelors are living the life of luxury and they envy them.

Just wondering if any married/ltr women feel the same way about eternally single women?

Do you envy them?

Do you pity them?
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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No, I don't envy them. I probably would not be able to handle dating. It's hard. There are a lot of wierdos in the world (or people who would think I'm wierd) and people with no morals or who are totally dishonest. But I see how it can be fun: no commitments, think of yourself first, etc. So no, I don't pity them either.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Meh. I'll speak for both.

When I was married I never felt jealous or envious. Those are pretty strong words. Sure, there were things that I missed that they had - but such is life.

Now I'm single and there are things I miss about being married - but I'm not jealous or envious of my married friends.

There's always pros and cons to every situation. I think jealousy and envy come from wanting if ALL (my situation, her situation, that guys income, etc), and/or those who think the grass is always greener.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Meh. I'll speak for both.

When I was married I never felt jealous or envious. Those are pretty strong words. Sure, there were things that I missed that they had - but such is life.

Now I'm single and there are things I miss about being married - but I'm not jealous or envious of my married friends.

There's always pros and cons to every situation. I think jealousy and envy come from wanting if ALL (my situation, her situation, that guys income, etc), and/or those who think the grass is always greener.
That's exactly how I feel about it, too.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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No, I don't envy single ladies at all. Although I did enjoy some aspects of being single, I prefer my life now. I kissed a lot of toads before I met my hubby, and I would not want to do it all again. Hopefully I never have to, God willing.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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I am not a woman obviously but I guess, I could add to this discussion. I have a few friends who are married with children and they really jealous of my lifestyle.

I am 33, single, have no children, I travel almost every other weekend, one of my co workers was saying that I am "living the dream". On weekends, I wake up Saturday morning and I can jump in my truck and drive anywhere, or jump on a plane and go anywhere, whereas my married friends are always doing something around the house or some activity that includes children, all the time

One of my co-workers is married, has 3 children and his wife cheated on him recently, he is basically living a lie everyday, he is stuck with all his children, a cheating wife and he is always broke, I can totally understand why he wishes he was single, being married sucks!
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:20 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Do you envy them?
No.

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Do you pity them?
Some of the "eternally single" women who are not single by choice, yes.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I don't envy or pity them. To be honest I don't give it much thought at all.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I've been attached and unattached and attached again and unattached. Im with the other female posters, I dont really give it much thought. There are pros and cons about every situation. So no envy or pity or jealousy.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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I don't envy or pity them. To be honest I don't give it much thought at all.
OK?! They're not even on my radar!
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