Has anyone out there ever experienced just a total lack of interest in anything having to do with dating, getting into a relationship, or even having sex for that matter? I am almost 25 and a good portion of my friends are engaged, married, dating someone, in a relationship, or just going on dates or "seeing somebody.
All my cousins, siblings, and family members are married or dating someone. I just have NO interest. I just am not interested. I enjoy being single, working, doing my running, hanging out with friends of both genders and am a very social person with an active and busy lifestyle. I have never been the girl who dreamed of weddings or wanted to get married, and I have never, ever wanted children, still do not.
I feel that I am happier just doing my own thing. I have only ever had two relationships, and one I do not count because it lasted only a few months and I was a teenager. The other one ended in so much pain, betrayal, and hurt for me that I can't imagine going through that again. I sometimes wonder if my lack of interest in dating is just a wall I've put up to prevent that from ever happening to me again. In general, I do not let guys get very close at all. While I have several groups of friends, it's pretty hard for me to let anyone get TOO close, even women.
I also feel like I have a complete lack of interest in sex. I am not a virgin, I have had sex before, and while it was very meaningful with the man I loved and I enjoyed it somewhat, I have never felt like it was this amazing thing that some people make it out to be. Quite frankly, I could live without it the rest of my life and not really care. In fact, I'd rather not have it, because I always worried slightly about pregnancy when it did happen, even protected.
I have been celibate for months now my choice and don't miss it at all. Does anyone else ever experience this? I feel like there is something wrong with me because I don't know any other girls that feel this way.