Escape freedom cage
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One of the best things I ever did was give up dating. Five years on, and I’m so much less stressed. I no longer worry about what some man will think of my hair, my clothes, my face, my body, my interests (or lack thereof). If someone is judging me for these things, I don’t know about it, and it is bliss. Maybe some women don’t experience dating like this, but I did, and now I’ve made my escape. Freedom from worry over other people’s opinions is the best thing ever. I’m so happy I made this smart choice.

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Note: I am catching up on some of the older Carrot Ranch 99-word challenges, but since these are all past the deadlines, I am linking back to the main site in the image credit.

15 responses to “Escape

  1. I’m glad for you that you’re free of that. As a man, (I have the documentation,) I never enjoyed “recreational dating” that much. I figured there must be better ways to find the 1% of people who approve of me and the way I am–or to find the 1% of other people I genuinely enjoy being around for their own sake. Percentages may vary. You get the idea.

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  2. Many people find dating complicated and emotionally draining.

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  3. Most of the women I was interested in weren’t even interested in dating me! I’m glad I found someone who accepts me so completely.

    I need to stop worrying what other people think of me in general.

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  4. You are a brave and courageous woman to go against popular belief. If I lost my husband, I wouldn’t want to date. The climate out there is so cold and

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  5. Being dating-free works very well for me too.

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  6. “Freedom from worry over other people’s opinions is the best thing ever.”
    I 100% agree!!

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  7. Same here. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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