How many?
0
35.3% (281)
35.3% (281)
1
20.9% (166)
20.9% (166)
2
12.5% (99)
12.5% (99)
3
8.6% (68)
8.6% (68)
4-6
10.2% (81)
10.2% (81)
7-10
3% (24)
3% (24)
>10
2.5% (20)
2.5% (20)
Fuck you, I'm fabulous
6.2% (49)
6.2% (49)
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Poll: How many relationships have you been in?

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I've had a handful that I'd consider real relationships. Been stalked once too.

0.

Why?

Probably the whole aspergers thing, though I've met plenty of people with autism who have or have been in relationships.

In the end it's most likely just too little too late for me. I'm 29 now and I've never really held down a job, nor have I been too keen at reading people's subtle expressions or anticipating their behaviour or mannerisms. Just as when a child doesn't learn to speak in the first 8 or so years of his life, he probably won't ever be able to properly speak at all. In that regard I feel I've past the point to properly develop my social skills.

At this point me having a relationship with a woman feels as improbable as me walking on the Moon.

Jonluw:
Hiya escapists.

What the title says, basically.
How many girlfriends/boyfriends have you had?
One night stands don't count.

You're free to tell us any entertaining stories from your relationships while we're at it.

What about fuckbuddies?

If yes: four (maybe five)
If no: three (maybe four)

Phasmal:
Yes, clearly the one judging people unfairly is me.... you must tell me where you bought your anti-reality shield.

Eeeehh... leave it, if it's any consolation, women probably feel the same way about him.

2 total. The first one lasted less than a month before she broke up with me. I went into the second one keeping myself from setting my expectations high and expecting her to break up with me in an imminent fashion (not in a panic, just with acceptance). I had to keep adjusting when I expected her to break up with me.

She never did. We've been together for five and a half years and are engaged. Oh sweet Lady Irony.

Broady Brio:
0. But that is solely my fault for not really trying.

Ditto, pal. I'm the same. Just without the warming up.

SckizoBoy:

Jonluw:
Hiya escapists.

What the title says, basically.
How many girlfriends/boyfriends have you had?
One night stands don't count.

You're free to tell us any entertaining stories from your relationships while we're at it.

What about fuckbuddies?

They don't count.

i voted 4-6. Only counting when i had real emotions.

12- my wife and i have been together
I dated my ex before her for 8 months until she ripped my upper abs open with her fingernails
I was with my ex before her for 6 years... we just grew apart
and really i have one i count from high school... because, on occasion i still think of her.

Does that include short-term teenage relationships (as in a few weeks to a few months)?
If so then about 7-10.

If you're talking relationships that last longer than a year, then it's two (still involved in the second one).

Captcha: complex number

I suppose it is.

I've had one that lasted about 2 months, and another that was on and off quite a lot (3 times I think) but the last time we stayed together for about a year. So that's 2 in total. Been single since last July though. Might not be for much longer though, depends how things go =]

Colour-Scientist:
Does that include short-term teenage relationships (as in a few weeks to a few months)?
If so then about 7-10.

A few weeks might be a little short, but it all depends on what you yourself want to claim is a reasonably significant relationship.

Fuck you, I'm fabulous.
Been togeather with quite a few girls and had "secret" relationships with many more. No one has lasted that long though. I tend to break free after just a few weeks - so if we're counting serious relationships I'm down to one. Only really cared about one girl.

Shawn MacDonald:
can't make my brain take the word relationship with anything but a grain of salt. Make it more realistic and say that I have dated hookers that knew my name and where I lived. it was pretty much like dating a hooker. Was me buying them food and and stuff in exchange for sex. me and the hookers got along if that makes you feel any better in calling them hookers. Always saw a girlfriend as being a thing you put money into in exchange for sexual favors. Saw horrible movies with them that I paid for, dinners that I bought, whats the difference? Horrible reality is that love is just a word we use to bash the guys that actually go to hookers because they just sex with no drama.

I like this man. Of course, not all women are like that, but the ones I've hooked up with have been. Made me contemplate getting a hooker for some regular work seriously.

0, unless you count internet relationships, of which I have had 2 or 3.

1...
She saw me, got interested, we hooked up, she learned to know me, she dumped me...
Long story short.

edit

None...

But I'm currently interested in a guy that seems to be interested in me. To quote a conversation with my brother:
"So he listens to you talk about anime?"
"Yeah."
"Does he watch it?"
"No."
"Yeah, he likes you. No guy's going to listen to a girl talk about things like that unless he likes her."

4.

None have had the happy ending yet.

Technically, I've been in four relationships, 1 in middle school, 3 in high school, and so far, none in college. Ironically, the middle school relationship lasted the longest (about 15 months or so) while the high school relationships were 1 month, 2 months, and 8 months in that order. For the most part though, they were essentially platonic for me. I never was interested in being physically intimate with them, to the point my relationships have been described as a "G-rated couple."

Each relationship I've accepted were mostly the results of my difficulty with turning people down (I'm a bit of a people-pleaser, I guess). I personally ended every relationship I was in because I simply couldn't maintain interest.

Depending on how you define a relationship, you could argue that I've been in none at all, but that's been entirely due to a lack of strong physical (or long-term emotional) desire to be intimate with another human being. I've found that friendship and family can fulfill my basic social needs, and my passion as a musician has given me more happiness than any relationship ever has (or will).

I've been in six relationships myself, although the first four were meaningless as they were during my "Of course I'm straight! I just probably felt nothing for that last guy because he was an asshole and not because he's the wrong gender" phase before the "nope, definitely a lesbian" realization.

All of them have ended horribly and messily save for the second to last one, though. She and I had an amicable, mutual break-up.

So, two real relationships, I guess? I have a horrible track record. My last girlfriend heard voices and threatened to kill me in my sleep once. We were living together, so it was a valid threat.

None. I have never been in a relationship for reasons that are entirely my own fault. I decided that I wasn't going to get into one in high school, not that there were any females that were interested in me anyway, which is also my own fault, and now that I am in college I have yet to make any new friends since it is a community college and I continue to live at home. And I suck at purposefully making new friends and the like.

Guess how many relationships I've been in. Guess.

I'll give a hint: its the number representing the lack of something.

Closing in on 22 and a big fat 0. *shrug*
Could be worse I suppose.

Oh man, I lucked out with my first one, five years and going strong. I love the man. I like him too.
Seriously, from the (incredibly romantic) first kiss in a garden at sunset, the (nerdiest possible) ninja-related declaration of crush, and the (OHMYFUCKINGGODAMAZING) first time on a bed of rose petals, I got the best luck ever. Seriously, BEST LUCK EVER.

Just 1.

And i can't say i'd mind it if that count never had to go up.

Daystar Clarion:
Just the one.

And 9 years later, I'm still with that lovely girl :D

Yes. I'm a stud.

I don't mind you worshipping me.

Since you were 15 or 16 then?
Only a brief profile stalk, to check that it wasn't since 11.

Nice to know, given that I started dating my girlfriend around 16, and am still going 2 and a half years later!
Late bloomers, unite!

If it's not too personal, did you both go to Uni, and if so how close by?

Officially: 0.
Unofficially: 2 or 3.

Depends on where the line is I guess.

I've never been in a relationship. I avoid them

Wow. Im 15 and I expected to be one of the lower #'s and have never considered myself anything near a lady-killer or social butterfly(I've been in 3 "relationships") but damn... you losers :P heh.

Jonluw:
Hiya escapists.

What the title says, basically.
How many girlfriends/boyfriends have you had?
One night stands don't count.

You're free to tell us any entertaining stories from your relationships while we're at it.

Just 1, spent some time sorting things out, figuring out why things fell apart etc. Now I'm hopefull for another, just a few more things I want to iron out before I ask her out.

Counting online relationships, 5. Not counting online relationships, 2. BTW, I'm 30.

One night stands does not count... How about 1 week stands or, 3 week stands? If not... 2 serious relationships.

But in any case, Fuck you, I'm fabulous!

And the captcha; Lonely Days, which I have had a few off when I did not want to be alone. :P

TheBobmus:

Daystar Clarion:
Just the one.

And 9 years later, I'm still with that lovely girl :D

Yes. I'm a stud.

I don't mind you worshipping me.

Since you were 15 or 16 then?
Only a brief profile stalk, to check that it wasn't since 11.

Nice to know, given that I started dating my girlfriend around 16, and am still going 2 and a half years later!
Late bloomers, unite!

If it's not too personal, did you both go to Uni, and if so how close by?

We both went to the University of Lincoln.

She studied law and I studied law & criminology.

Just two so far. The first one was ok for maybe the first week. As I got to know her though I learned she was an alcoholic, smoker, drug addict, sex addict, and Bipolar. Yeaaaaah that relationship lasted about maybe 2 weeks total. Was overall meaningless to me to this day and a hellish experience overall and yet she stalked me for about 4 months later.

My second was actually funny, talented, and was at the same level of intelligence as myself. She broke up with me about 2 months ago and I still have no idea why.

Shawn MacDonald:
can't make my brain take the word relationship with anything but a grain of salt. Make it more realistic and say that I have dated hookers that knew my name and where I lived. it was pretty much like dating a hooker. Was me buying them food and and stuff in exchange for sex. me and the hookers got along if that makes you feel any better in calling them hookers. Always saw a girlfriend as being a thing you put money into in exchange for sexual favors. Saw horrible movies with them that I paid for, dinners that I bought, whats the difference? Horrible reality is that love is just a word we use to bash the guys that actually go to hookers because they just sex with no drama.

I don't view my wife, or any woman, as simply a sex vending machine. Maybe that's what makes it a "relationship".

If that's how you view relationships, I have no quarrel with you, but don't assume that is how everyone else views their relationships.

I'm 25 and have had zero... ish. Does chatting with a girl on skype and webcam almost every night for three months before deciding to finally drive six hours to see her, have a two night stand, and then she decides she doesn't love you and doesn't want to be internet friends anymore count? Because I had one of those. I miss her everyday and I fear I'll keep missing her the rest of my life. I'm still not sure how to frame that in my head.

No real world relationships though, ones where I can hang out with someone in town on a regular basis. I'd like one of those. I bet it's nice and if it's not, I know it's real easy to break off before it gets started. I've been on the receiving end of that almost three times now. (I need to get away from this computer and all forms of writing. I'm making myself utterly miserable.)

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