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Top 20 Problems Many People Have With Finding Their Forever Person

Dating can be challenging. There are a variety of reasons why people struggle to find their forever person. Timing and busy schedules contribute to the difficulty, as people often find themselves lost in work, education, or personal commitments that don’t leave much time for socializing. However, social anxiety and/or a lack of confidence seem to be the biggest factors in people’s willingness to go out and meet new people. So, What’s stopping you from having a partner in life?


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One Redditor shared, “Trust issues. I often think people don’t like me for no good reason.”

No Effort

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A Redditor divulged, “Currently, I’m making 0 effort to do so. Haven’t been interested in anyone in a while.”

Tunnel Vision

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This user added, “The only thing Im interested in is getting my degree and then seeing where things go from there.”


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A user said, “Myself. I’m bad at socializing and generally come off as very avoidant. It’s a vicious cycle.”

Media Consumption

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One Redditor stated, “Why go out to a noisy, expensive bar where I’m just going to get rejected when there are so many shows and movies begging to be watched?”

Medical Reasons

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A user shared, “I fell for a girl, and I was so close. Then my health ruined it…in and out of the hospital, Dr. trips, recovering, lack of motivation. It’s awful to think of what could’ve been.”

Lack Of Effort

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A top-liked comment said, “My desire hasn’t overtaken the expectations of the effort required. It seems like so much work, and the payoff seems so unlikely.”

Just Being Me

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A user said, “I hate the whole flirting talk and having to be witty. I just can’t be myself, and isn’t that what people want? I’m witty, but on my own time, not when I’m forced to be.”

Not To Settle

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This Redditor stated, “Not being able to find someone I can foresee the rest of my life with. I meet people often, but things just don’t click, and I feel like I don’t want to “just settle.”

Happy Alone

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A top-liked comment said, “The idea that I’m happy alone. Maybe I am, maybe I’m not, and I can’t quite figure it out, but all I know is that having the freedom to do what I want when I want feels really good right now.”

Social Anxiety

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This user shared, “I’m not the best in social situations, and I feel like I have nothing to offer others. It’s a lack of confidence and my inability to want to be social.”


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This Redditor mentioned, “I’m in that awkward in-between area where I’ve got too much self-worth to settle for someone who will ruin my life and not enough self-worth to let a good person love me.”


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A user stated, “My personality. I get bored really fast and don’t think it’ll be fair to the other person. My friends say it’s because I haven’t met the right person, maybe true, but I don’t want to risk it.”


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A top-liked comment said, “I’m just… weird. I can get insanely obsessed with new things. On other days I’m like a sad, depressed person and don’t want to do anything. Sometimes I don’t even wanna talk to people for a week or do anything. I just don’t think anyone should have to endure something like that. There are better alternatives out there for everyone.”


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One Redditor stated, “For me, it’s really simple. It’s three things, ⁠my anxiety, ⁠my depression, and my physical appearance.’ 

High Maintenence

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This Redditor shared, “I’m a really terrible partner. I’ve put multiple people through absolute hell because they have normal expectations in a relationship. I require a lot of alone time. Sometimes, I just want to sleep by myself, and sometimes I like traveling by myself.” 


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A Redditor mentioned, “I go through isolation phases, like for weeks. I may just stay at home, only going out for a strict minimum of time and things. (groceries and back, haircut and back, etc) It’s not even depression. It’s just me genuinely being tired of small talk and the like.”


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A user said, “I’m not the kind of sociable that goes out of his way to meet people for just any reason. I don’t care for bars or parties, for instance. It’s not that I don’t want someone. It’s that I don’t really know how/what to do.”


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This user simply stated, “I get hyper-fixations on people and then become disappointed when they are normal people.”

Not There

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Finally, a Redditor commented, “I simply don’t have the energy to provide and love someone unconditionally at this point in time in my life. I want to grow as an individual and love myself first. I choose not to be in a relationship for that purpose because it would be completely unfair to them.”

Source: Reddit

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