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Dear Poll: Do you Still Carry a Torch for an Old Flame?

According to a survey in February's issue of Glamour Magazine, 27 percent of single women owned up to lusting after an old flame. Sure, sometimes it's hard to move on after a breakup, it's sometimes even comforting to just hold onto old feelings so ladies, be honest , are you currently carrying a torch for an old flame?


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jess797 jess797 8 years
not so much a flame.. more like a roaring bushfire
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 9 years
I am definitely holding a torch for a past love. Even though he fell hard off the pedestal I had him up on and proved to be someone I could never have been with forever, the fire is still burning. :| I am happily married, but I think that some people just connect on some level which makes it hard to forget. (Although I totally wish I could!)
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
I don't have any feelings for my ex. but I will say there is one guy that I have had strong feelings for and I guess I sort of put him on a pedestal, he's pretty much what I look for in all the guys I 'm attracted to now.
KLDinerman KLDinerman 9 years
first loves never die i think (although i wish they did!)
emelle emelle 9 years
When I was 17, I was seeing a 23 y/o, when we touched, sparks, I felt sparks! But like that relationship was going to work out, boo hoo.
HoneyLuv89 HoneyLuv89 9 years
i don't care at all about my most recent ex, but i carry a brightly burning torch for an older flame who i never got closure with. now to make things worse, we have been emailing back and forth (he lives far away now) and we'e going to meet up in a few months! ahhhh i wish i could extinguish this torch, haha, but i've tried and it's no use...
gabyt25 gabyt25 9 years
I'm happily married but I wish I could run into him just to see how he is doing, I know he is with someone and that they have kids but I just want to see that he trully is happy the way I'm happy, even if it's from farway.Miss you J.
kk_bama kk_bama 9 years
While I am very happy with my boyfriend, I still sometimes pine for the more 'innocent' relationship I had with my high school bf of three years. I know that if high school bf and I were together now, things would be totally different ... but I still have some great memories.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I didn't realize it until I found out he died. It took me by surprise how how hard his death hit me.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
Unfortunately. At least I'm not alone in answering yes!
shugahxnxspice shugahxnxspice 9 years
I could care less about my other exes, but my most recent ex-boyfriend, well he's a different story. He was my best friend and my first love. To this day I can't think about him without feeling really emotional. I broke his heart, but in a way, he did the same. I still talk to him but I keep distant out of respect for my current boyfriend and out of guilt...because I've moved on and I don't think he has. Regardless, I'll never forget him and the memories we shared.
nrmunch55 nrmunch55 9 years
Out of all my ex's there is one that I talk to still once in awhile and when he calls I get butterflies...haha totally geeky=) But the rest of my ex' thanks.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
i have the best boyfriend. and all my exes are either : crazy (literally, like on medication for a disease), out of my life (high school romances i haven't talked to in years), or one of my best friends none of those sound appealing. what sounds appealing is my boy. but i have carried a torch through about half of an old relationship.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Nah. I still care about my ex, of course, but I can't imagine being with him anymore. We're just different people now! Besides, I am currently in love with a great guy & very happy! :love:
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
haha maybe a torch like chasing them out of town like an angry villager. i only really keep in touch with one ex and i dont still have feelings for him. looking back i see how we might have had our relationship work differently...but i am so much better off (and in love) with my current boyfriend)
mlen mlen 9 years
i do carry a torch for my ex -like someone said above i don't always LIKE him but i'll always love him. he was my first real bf and my best friend. its hard to ever completely get over that. but it doesn't effect me in relationships now, i stopped comparing guys to him years ago. but if i ever saw him again, i'm not sure how i'd react!
thewriter thewriter 9 years
I do not believe it is a flame that I carry. He just crosses my mind from time to time. I do not want to turn back the clock. I learned from that relationship and He did too. I hope he is happy. But I would never contact him, it's over.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Nope, the flames were distinguished.
ms_mags ms_mags 9 years
I basically have a match that sparks up sometimes when I think about a certain ex. I'm not bothered by it though because I've been a great relationship for the past 4 years with an awesome guy.
millarci millarci 9 years
Unfortunately I am. I wish I could blow out this stupid flame. Grrrrrrr...
yoan190 yoan190 9 years
Not a chance for an ex to be more than a friend. When it's over than it is over. I don't let my self to think "what if".
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