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Dear Poll: Have You Ever Let Someone Slip Away?

Before we meet "the one," it's only natural to assume that Mr. Right Now could very well be him. Since society places so much pressure on marriage and being coupled up, it's easy to trick yourself into thinking you've meet him when deep down you know you're just settling. I've asked myself before "did I let 'the one' get away?," but in hindsight, he wasn't even close to being forever material. I guess I'm lucky, but I know there are some people out there that really have let a good one slip away, so tell me ladies, has that ever happened to you? Have you ever let someone you truly loved go?


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michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
Yes, sort of, one of my best friends when I was in school. We were just too young and it a relationship didn't really take off. And we both have completely separate lives now and live in different cities. I don't think he was 'the one' but I miss him.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
No, they are exs for a reason.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
years back when me and my BF were going through a hard time, we were very young and just had our first child. I think we were both very over whelmed. I connected with someone like you see happen in the movies. I was sick to my stomach just at the very thought of him because the butterflies were so strong. I never had an affair or anything but we talked all the time (I guess people would call it an emotional affair). Since the day that we first talked till now I swear he's my soul mate. But, I was in love with my BF and I had more reason to stay and work it out with him and raise our daughter. I still feel really bad because I see him all the time and I know he still deeply loves me. He is in just about every dream that I have for the past 5 years. But I let him go and I do not regret it. I love my BF and my family with all my heart and we do have a wonderful relationship that I adore and respect. We are still very much in love and I know I want to spend the rest of my life with him.
Poster-of-a-Girl Poster-of-a-Girl 9 years
I voted nope minus the fate thing. Don't believe in fate, but also haven't had anyone slip away and regretted it ever since. Broke up for a reason =P and I'm confident that there is someone out there who is a better match for me
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Yes, I let go of someone I truly loved, but I do not regret it. I am actually quite relieved it happened. I've been finding out things about my ex that make me glad I do not have to deal with his flirtatious personality & wandering eyes. At one point I considered him "The One", but I'm happy to have grown out of that! :-P After all is said & done, he's a good guy with cocky, jerk-like tendencies... so he was not the one for me. No regrets here.
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 9 years
I voted other because I let my boyfriend slip away a few times. I truly believe in my heart that he is the one for me. No one could ever compare to him and the bond that we share. I'm not letting him go ever again. :)
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
Other. I haven't dated anyone yet because I'm extremely picky. I have my entire life for that & I'm still young. ;)
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
I don't think he's someone I would have been happier with, but the "what if" question wanders into my mind occasionally...
lemassabielle lemassabielle 9 years
I feel like if it was truly meant to be he wouldn't have "slipped away" because the person would come back. I let my ex go because he cheated on me but found the love of my life in return. It doesn't equal out to anything negative. It was the best decision ever!
Marci Marci 9 years
Once again, popgoestheworld took the words right out of my mouth. I also don't believe there's only one true love allotted to each of us. There are so many variables as to who we do and don't end up with. So I've let good guys go but never viewed them as getting away, since it just wasn't right at the time or else the end result would have been different.
mlen mlen 9 years
i voted other. i definitely let someone i completely still love slip away and if given the chance to do it over again, i would have made it work. but i also believe there has to be someone out there who will make me forget about him for good- so i'm looking for that guy
rpenner rpenner 9 years
*that I THOUGHT I had... (opps)
rpenner rpenner 9 years
There was a time 4 years ago, right after breaking off a 3 year relationship, that I had just let "the one" go, but that was short lived and now I know I'm with the one I want to spend my life with.
Meike Meike 9 years
Other. I married him.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
Yes. I let him slip away. It was five years ago and I still regret it. :( We'd broken up but still talked every day. Then a year later he came to visit me just as I was getting over him. We had sex but he never mentioned getting back together. Seeing him leave again was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Then I misguidedly got together with a complete loser a few weeks later and my ex was calling me up, wanting to be with me and proposing marriage. I turned him down. :( I regret that now to this day. He's now with somebody new and has been since 2004. I'm with somebody new too but I always have him in the back of my mind as "the one who got away". We are really close friends though so that's a bonus I guess.
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
Nope. I've dated some really nice guys, but that doesn't make them 'the one'. I probably could have settled and been happy, but that just wasn't in the cards baby. Now I have the one and I couldn't be happier. :D
linb linb 9 years
I've never had an ex... I have a really good male friend that I know was (maybe still is) in love with me, and I really care for him too and always thought about the "what if" but I know it wouldn't have lasted.
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I actually lost "the one and got him back, so I'm very happy. I never was one of those girls that believed in love at first sight or anything but I have always wanted to meet my soul mate. The second I met my fiance I knew he was the one. It was so weird and to this day I still can't explain how I knew I just did. We were very young and circumstances and mistakes tore us apart for almost 3 years and then when we had time to mature and the space we needed to see what mistakes we'd both made before we got back together. I don't think it was luck though I really believe that it was divine intervention and that this is truly the one and only man for me. I'm just thankful that we got our second chance and that in a little more than a month he'll be my husband and I won't lose him ever again
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
This is all predicated on the fact that there is "one" person for you. And since I don't subscribe to that, I can't really feel like I lost my "one true love" by breaking up with any of my exes. How sad would that be if you actually felt like you'd missed your one and only chance for true love? I have definitely let some good ones go though. But there are reasons and I don't regret any of it.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
All my ex's are exes because I took one good look at them and deep down felt they weren't "the one". I get that "he's the one" feeling with my current bf though! Whoo hoo!
avettafawna avettafawna 9 years
I did. I had a somewhat reserved coworker whom I wasn't attracted to for many months. And then almost as soon as I realized that he was everything I was looking for in a man, he announced that he had been accepted into the Peace Corps and was moving to Mongolia for two and a half years:(
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
Sure, I've let guys slip away. But do I think they were The One? Nah. But I do think about what my life would be like if I had given them a chance.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I said other just because I do regret it but it would have been unfair to him. He wanted to be married and have kids I did not. He deserved to find happiness with someone else and he has.
citizenkane citizenkane 9 years
I'm with sugarsister...I had a GOOD guy, but we were too young. Neither of us were ready to settle down.
Marni7 Marni7 9 years
I try not to think that, and to think the my BF is the one and all..but I think every girl has one guy in their past that made them feel a way that others just dont. *sigh*
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