Signs You’ll Never Find True Love

Are you still looking for that special someone? You know — that one true love that will give you a happily ever after? Unfortunately, there is a chance you may never find that person. Not for lack of trying, but because there are forces of nature fighting against you. Don’t believe us? Need more proof? Here are the signs you’ll never find true love.

You haven’t learned from past relationships

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Learn from your past. | iStock.com/oneinchpunch

Are you into bad boys? Or attracted to women that party harder than anyone else in the room? Maybe you have a habit of attaching yourself to someone who is mysterious and not outwardly affectionate? Being attracted to any of these sub par traits can make finding true love difficult. While the “dangerous type” is great for a fling, you aren’t likely to get a long-term commitment out of them.

You never admit to your mistakes

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You have to be able to admit to your mistakes. | Monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Getty Images

A big part of being in a successful relationship is being able to own up to when you’ve done something wrong. An inability to do so doesn’t just start fights with your partner, but almost ensures they won’t stick around for the long haul. Yes, admitting you’re wrong can be very difficult. But refusing to do so can keep you from finding the love of your life.

‘Clingy’ is your middle name

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Girls night out is going to be necessary. | monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images

Being in love doesn’t mean you have to be joined at the hip. In fact, smothering a prospective partner is a good way to scare them off. Plus, as Psychology Today explains, clinging too quickly to a new flame can actually make a break up even more difficult. The term “taking it slow” sounds cheesy, but ignoring this advice hurts your chances of finding true love.

You’re too close to one of your friends

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Being too close to one of your friends can make it hard for you to get out there. | iStock.com/fizkes

When you’re single for a long period of time, you may start looking for companionship from one of your platonic friends. While it’s a great way to not feel alone, this type of friendship can keep you from meeting other people. If you are more dedicated to cooking dinner for your BFF than you are about going on a date with someone new, then you are allowing this friend to get in the way of your love life.

You’re waiting for love to find you

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Sorry, but love won’t come knocking at your door. | iStock.com/andrej_k

Having this common outlook can hurt your chances of finding true love. While the idea of “letting love find you” has been around for centuries, it isn’t completely accurate. As Your Tango summarizes, you have to go out and date with a purpose if you want to find that special someone. Sitting around and waiting for the perfect person to fall into your lap isn’t realistic. While we’re on the subject of unrealistic things…

Your standards are ridiculous

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Are your standards just a tad bit too high? | iStock.com/Artem_Furman

Yes, you should set standards when it comes to dating and relationships. And yes, there is a whole contingent out there that believes that high dating standards are a must. However, this mentality works better for individuals who don’t mind staying single — not someone on the hunt for true love. If your standards for meeting your soulmate are too high — or just flat out unrealistic — you may never find someone that fulfills them.

You don’t recognize what you need

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Be clear on what it is you want. | iStock.com/monkeybusinessimages

At the end of the day, you and your significant other should want the same things in life. Whether it’s financial stability or a close relationship with each other’s families, it’s important to recognize what you need to make the relationship work. If you can’t identify these your own needs, it will be difficult you to find someone with the same goals — or to fall in love.

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