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Do you wish you had More or less partners before settling down?

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LolaPickle · 08/10/2018 21:55

Just as the title says really

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HairyToity · 08/10/2018 21:58

I settled dow with my fourth partner. Never considered whether it should be more or less, it was just how things happened at the time. I struck lucky with my fourth lover.

speakout · 08/10/2018 21:58

It is what it is- I have given it no thought.

E20mom · 08/10/2018 21:58

Never think about it.

yorkshirepud44 · 08/10/2018 21:59

More and less. Should probably have married my first bf tbh.
Or met a few more rather than marrying xh. Oh well.

GreenMeerkat · 08/10/2018 21:59

Probably less, purely due to the absolute shockers I have dated in the past Blush

jamaisjedors · 08/10/2018 22:00

More. Had 4 before dh.

DieAntword · 08/10/2018 22:01

Less. First was a jerk I only slept with because I felt embarrassed about being a virgin at 21. Second was my husband.

MsVestibule · 08/10/2018 22:01

I had a few boyfriends before I met my husband. It wouldn't really bother me if he was my 1st or 50th, I don't think. Every decision I've made in my life led me to where I am now so I can't really regret any of them.

meow1989 · 08/10/2018 22:01

DH was my first boyfriend (we got together as teenagers) although I wasn't his first girlfriend. I don't feel I've missed out on anything at all but did have some jealousy at him having a history before me 🤷🏻‍♀️

Stonebake · 08/10/2018 22:02

Like pps, I don’t have any thoughts on it either way. I had a few casual boyfriends, but dh was my first serious relationship. Same for him. We met quite young though. No regrets about that at all.

beyondthesky · 08/10/2018 22:02

What about you op?

Mum2jenny · 08/10/2018 22:02

Ok with the way I've gone! No regrets

MoaningSickness · 08/10/2018 22:02

I didn't settle down til my mid thirties when I was ready. I've never thought of it in those terms before, but I think I had just the right number of previous partners.

Huskylover1 · 08/10/2018 22:04

Imo, men who marrythe first girl they ever sleep with, rarely stay faithful. They hit the mid life crisis and realise they need to experience more vagina before their cock expires.

GunpowderGelatine · 08/10/2018 22:04

Less. I was a bit of a slaaaaaag if truth be told. I thought at the time I was being so cool and free but looking back I actually had a lot of issues and was so careless. I wish I'd respected myself enough to realise that I didn't just have to give a man sex without him even knowing my name to get validation.

Santaclarita · 08/10/2018 22:09

No regrets. I don't have one night stands and only sleep with someone I love. Might be considered boring to others, oh well.

MyNameIsNotSteven · 08/10/2018 22:17

Definitely wish I hadn't bothered with most of them but at the same time, I'd have been too curious if DH had been my one and only!

LolaPickle · 08/10/2018 22:21


Mixed feelings to be honest. The few I had were assholes

More / but better quality hahaha

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SparklyLeprechaun · 08/10/2018 22:34

I settled down when I was ready to settle down, so no regrets there. I had a few lovely boyfriends but the time wasn't right. I also dated a few jerks, but I don't regret the experience.

whyhaveidonethis · 08/10/2018 22:49

I've slept with loads of men. Totally used to seek validation through sex. Possibly still do, but now with a single person not loads. I don't feel strongly about whether it was too many. I was unhappy and having sex with men made me feel loved for a while. I don't wish it was less but I'm glad I knew enough to use protection! They all brought about some form of solace when needed truth be told.

OutPinked · 08/10/2018 22:54

I settled down extremely young with #3 but we separated and I went a bit wild to make up for lost time Wink. Now I’ve settled down hopefully for good and I feel like whatever that was is well and truly out of my system. I didn’t feel satisfied with my XH, I wanted to know what else was out there. I was far too young really.

user1473878824 · 08/10/2018 22:57

I wish I’d had fewer partners but it’s not something that keeps me up at night.


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ComtesseDeSpair · 08/10/2018 23:00

I’ve had sexual partners in triple figures and it was just all points on a journey, really - it’s how my life panned out and I’ve had a lot of fun along the way, learned a lot about what makes me tick, and I still can’t imagine only having sex with one person for the rest of my life; but I don’t think about whether it would have been better or worse to have had fewer partners. It just is.

InspectorIkmen · 08/10/2018 23:00

Thank you user. 😂 That was driving me nuts!

BonnieF · 08/10/2018 23:12

No regrets here. I had plenty of fun when I was a student, and I’m glad I did.

@Huskylover I agree. In my experience, men who marry their first proper girlfriend don’t think this is ‘romantic’. They bitterly regret having missed out on a normal part of theit youth and in middle-age they try to rectify their ‘mistake’.

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