I need some encouraging stories from you or maybe someone you know. Did it ever work out somehow? Did you finally met someone after you gave up hope? Do I need to keep hope? Do I need to keep going? Should I just put it out of my mind? What worked for you? I got to say, I'm ready to throw in the towel. I am really good at achieving lots of goals except when it comes to romance. I've been alone my entire life. At this point I feel like it's life's big old joke on me! I am 30 years old and I am a virgin, a true virgin. Never even been kissed. I don't know whats wrong with me. People say i'm cute, people think i'm funny and I feel like I am well liked by most. I don't know what it is? I don't know what i'm missing? What i'm doing wrong. I'm ready to quit. I am so afraid to end up alone forever. I cannot bear the thought, the embarrassment! I feel like a complete failure! I don't want to go down that dark hole again, but it's tough. I really can't go on feeling so unloved. I've tried! I DO love myself! I have hobbies! I volunteer! I'm trying! I'm trying! I'm trying! BUT I still feel empty! I HATE MYSELF for being so WEAK! for needing love! I want to be independent and be okay, but I can't help but feel like a complete failure. Sorry for the rant. I'm normally petty mentally strong, it just gets heavy sometimes, and I need to let it out. I'll come to my senses and bounce back, in the meantime I would just LOVE to hear some encouraging stories of hope if you have any! Reasons to not quit! It would be really helpful right now!