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What Is Your Relationship Status?

It seems that we are bombarded with questions about our relationship status nowadays. The questions asked of us have come to define much differently the relationships in which we enter. than we may have in the similar situations years ago. Relationships, and how we label them, have changed drastically over the years, especially now that there are same-sex unions legally allowed in many countries. I will not ask one to differentiate hetero- or same sex relationships. After voting, please feel free to explain, as you deem appropriate.

Married

10 votes / 40% 10 votes / 40 %

Common law marriage

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Cohabitation

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Widowed

1 votes / 4% 1 votes / 4 %

Single and dating

1 votes / 4% 1 votes / 4 %

Single and not dating

4 votes / 16% 4 votes / 16 %

Polyamorous, polyandrous, group marriage, etc.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

Divorced

3 votes / 12% 3 votes / 12 %

Divorced and remarried

1 votes / 4% 1 votes / 4 %

Divorced more than once

2 votes / 8% 2 votes / 8 %

Other, please explain

3 votes / 12% 3 votes / 12 %
This poll has received 25 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

JohnRoberts wrote on September 1, 2015, 8:43 AM

Single at my advanced age and why bother with the hassles of dating and all that. Been there, done that and it grew wearisome long ago.

morilla wrote on September 1, 2015, 9:19 AM

As I get older, I see a certain value in companionship for SOME things. However, 'dating' is and/or can be problematic, seriously detracting from a sense of companionship. It's a good thing I appreciate my own company. emoticon :smile:

alexdg1 wrote on September 1, 2015, 10:35 AM

I'm single, NOT dating, and not thrilled about the not dating part.

LeaPea2417 wrote on September 1, 2015, 11:10 AM

I am married with two young adult sons. We have been married 27 and a half years.

LoudMan wrote on September 1, 2015, 11:57 AM

Happily divorced and, as for what others call "dating," I really just don't know. But damned if women aren't what makes life worth living.

SyddyHud wrote on September 1, 2015, 1:08 PM

I don't know where I'm at right now. Moved from one fling into another but still not over the first fling because I had never felt that way for a person and grown that emotionally attached romantically before, which is preventing me from completely moving on and opening up to somebody new since I fear I will never find that kind of bond again.

inertia4 wrote on September 1, 2015, 1:39 PM

Well now. I am divorced. Yes!!! How liberating that is. I do have two awesome kids. Great kids. I am with someone now although it is was different than when I was married. I will never marry again. I am not stupid to get put into an institution twice in my life. LOL. I can basically do whatever I want whenever I want. I like it that way.

Kasman wrote on September 1, 2015, 2:47 PM

My life in order - Single, dated, Married, divorced, single, dated, cohabited, single, dated, married (again!). I have three children (I forget with which wife! emoticon :winking: ), two grandchildren (and two ''other'' grandchildren - it's a long story) and I am now settled and content - dare I say even happy!

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 1, 2015, 4:21 PM

I voted married because you didn't have a category for happily married to the girl of my dreams. emoticon :heart:

lexiconlover wrote on September 1, 2015, 6:09 PM

It's complicated. I know, a cliche answer. But it really and truly is complicated. Good and bad, and gonna take some work. But complicated nonetheless.

valmnz wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:35 AM

Proud to say my husband and I have been happily married for 44 years. My swimming coach told me to marry a man who could swim faster than I could, and I did.

Paulie wrote on September 2, 2015, 3:43 AM

Although I am divorced and remarried, I answered the survey question as being married. What difference should it really make if I am divorced?

Gossamer wrote on September 2, 2015, 8:10 AM

First, I thought I was going to vote for Married, then I read down the list and saw Divorced and Remarried, so I changed my mind to that, but then I saw Divorced More Than Once. No "Divorced More Than Once and Remarried" so I had to go with just Divorced More Than Once.

Shellyann36 wrote on September 2, 2015, 10:25 AM

I am married. We lived together 3 years before getting married though.

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:33 PM

JohnRoberts morilla alexdg1 LeaPea2417 LoudMan &AbbyG SyddyHud inertia4 Kasman DWDavisRSL lexiconlover valmnz Paulie Gossamer shellyann36
Thank you all for taking part in the poll and commenting.

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:34 PM

If we cannot enjoy/appreciate our own company, chances are that no one else will. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:35 PM

As you get out more in your social situations, you will be surprised at how it may present itself, when you are not looking for it.

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:39 PM

I married (the first time) at the age of 18, having only known him for 25 days, "because I am afraid that no one else will ever want to marry me."
Trust me, when I say, you will find bonds that may be better than the bond you feel for this man. Make sure you are the best you. Work on you and being loving of humankind and, most importantly, of yourself. You will be so lovable, that the best kind of people will be attracted.
*hugs*

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:40 PM

Ah, yes. I have said the same thing. But I would say that it is not stupidity that brings us to what we do.
emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:41 PM

"...settled and content...happy" It just doesn't get any better than that! It just takes some of us longer than others.

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:44 PM

You DO know, don't you, that K has the kind of man that makes all of us gals wish we were her. Some might also say "Geez, man! Are you trying to make US all look bad next to you?!" Or so I have heard some men say about men like you over the years. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:44 PM

Yes...yes...yes. And it's all complicated. Crazy and complicated.

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 1:46 PM

It doesn't make a difference, unless you say it does. It's just a poll, with some options. You get to answer it, and comment, exactly with what works for you. emoticon :smile:

lexiconlover wrote on September 2, 2015, 2:06 PM

Even with the crazy and the complicated I can't imagine my life without the one who complicates it.

AdGoggleKo wrote on September 2, 2015, 7:10 PM

I am single and dating online. LOL

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 2, 2015, 7:41 PM

Yes, I have been told that before. And K had told me how special she feels that I still look at her like I can't get enough of her.

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 7:42 PM

*laughs* Just talking or maybe meeting, too?

AdGoggleKo wrote on September 2, 2015, 8:30 PM

He is from USA and I from Philippines. We were both bubbling 2013, he fell inlove with my bubbles/silliness (Bubblews Romance. LOL), followed me on Twitter and asked my email address and email me everyday haha I don't know what's next

Last Edited: September 2, 2015, 8:40 PM

CoralLevang wrote on September 2, 2015, 9:33 PM

Stranger things have happened. LOL

CoralLevang wrote on September 3, 2015, 11:03 AM

I used to think the same about having men in my life. I still want to believe it, but they seem to focus on different women nowadays, usually half my age. LOL

LoudMan wrote on September 3, 2015, 1:01 PM

It's their loss!

BarbRad wrote on September 3, 2015, 1:16 PM

I'm glad I'm married. I would hate to be in today's dating scene.

CoralLevang wrote on September 3, 2015, 2:08 PM

Well, as an older woman, I can't say that I am in the "dating scene." I certainly don't like what I am seeing if available to get there in the Millennial crowd. It would be nice to be in my 40s again, though.

inertia4 wrote on September 3, 2015, 7:28 PM

Okay, I'll buy that. I know what you mean. But once burned, we think differently. I know I will never marry again. That is a fact. I am not going to get myself in a situation that my evil ex did by marrying a bum. He is a good for nothing, believe that. And my stupid evil ex has been paying his child support to keep him out of jail. Go figure.

KrazeeKatLady wrote on September 9, 2015, 4:37 AM

Divorced x 2. Ex-husband number one never wanted to work leaving me to work two jobs just to pay our bills. This only to have him steal checks from my check book and forge my signature, to the tune of about almost $300.00. This was back in the late 1980's when the banks would still make you responsible for what your spouse did (right or wrong) and law enforcement would do nothing since it was a "civil matter". This was in addition to the fact that I had walked in on him when he was entertaining another woman. We had been married for five years.



Ex-husband number two had betrayed the trust of our children as well as my trust and was ultimately incarcerated for 15-years. We had been married 10-years.



Needless to say, I've not dated anyone since 2001 and not even sure I could trust anyone again.

Last Edited: September 9, 2015, 4:41 AM

cheri wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:14 AM

Married for 16 years with three adorable kids. Happily? Sometimes...LOL

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:25 AM

I so love this, valmnz .

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:26 AM

It's difficult to trust for some of us. Add those betrayals in there, and it is nearly impossible.

CoralLevang wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:28 AM

cheri Never is it perfect. I laughed when I read your response.