Mon, Jan 09 2012, 07:35 PM EST
This. Had a lot of short relationships. Had a few that lasted for years. (Incidentally, to all people who told me it's impossible to break up with someone and stay real friends with 'em - I'm provin' you wrong! Still close friends with two exes from LTRs!) Currently hooked with a guy I dated back in '03 who, after hearing my ex and I had had an amiable break-up, got up the nerve to ask me out, saying he'd had a crush on me since we broke up (which was originally 'cuz we lived a ways away).
If you want it, go out and look, but you probably shouldn't hunt like your life depends on it. You can look TOO hard.
True love is not dead. Neither is chivalry, or at least a modern form of it. I'm finally in a relationship wherein we both get exactly what we're after. That can happen, but it requires lots of communication (and yes, you can have great communication and this still might fail because someone withheld something).
This too. Don't stay in a kind-of-okay relationship. A close friend stayed with a guy who was dealing drugs for years, just because even though he was dealing with the guy's fucked-up buds all the time and getting shit stolen from his house, <insert whiny voice> "We've been together for yeeeears, and I just can't throw all of that awaaaaay..." Yeah, you can and you should.
If you're single and you're happy being single, be single and be happy.