You ever heard the term “always a bridesmaid, never a bride?”

It’s a sort of self-pitying lament that though you’re always close to love, you never quite find it yourself.

However, I think in terms of real gut punch it would pale in comparison to something like “always engaged, never married.” That one doesn’t quite have the wordplay of the more conventional idiom, but imagine how frustrating it would actually be to keep living that.

Well, these people don’t have to imagine. Here are ten anonymous confessions from people who are, for one reason or another, just perpetually pre-married.

10. Five to zero

Maybe you’ll be lucky in cards, have you tried that?

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9. Didn’t work out

Hey, I never work out and I’m ok. So far.

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8. Indecent proposals

Were any of them particularly good though? How would you rank them all? I have so many questions.

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7. Lonely forever

Hey, some of us have never even gotten that far.

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6. It’s a sign

Signs are overrated, live your life.

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5. Teenage dream

Whoa. WHOA whoa whoa. Slow down, kid.

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4. Didn’t love them enough

It’s the hardest thing to have to realize.

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3. A religious experience

Guys like that are the worst.

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2. The back out

What is it that causes these cycles?

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1. Six

Welp, there’s a new record for this particular thread.

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I hope all of these folks find the love they’re looking for eventually.

Have you ever been engaged? How did it go?

Tell us about it in the comments.