Sometimes fate gets in the way of love. It is quite heartbreaking to know or think you’ve met “the one” only to see circumstances thwart what could be. Often there’s not much you can do when life pitches you this curve ball. You can but hope it steps up to the plate again and you get another chance. Otherwise, all you can do is ask “why now” and move on.
1 Two’s a Crowd
Perhaps you had only just broken up with somebody who you had been in relationship with for a long time, and at that point the thought of diving straight in to another romance didn’t feel like the right thing to do.
Maybe you were sick when you met this person. It might have been a simple cold or perhaps something more serious like a proper virus, but you weren’t in the best shape to think about romance and you regret it now.
At that point in your life you were focused solely on studying and passing all of your exams with flying colors. Even if you had wanted to get involved with a guy, you just didn’t have the time.
4 Too Drunk
We’ve all been there. You go out to a club and meet a guy you think you might really like, but after a few too many drinks your pals send you home in a cab and the chance is gone.
5 Single Parent
You are in a situation where you are raising a kid all by yourself, and even if you think you have met the perfect guy, the needs of your child must always come first.
6 Finance Trouble
You just weren’t in a state of financial security at that point to be able to concentrate on your love life; there were bigger problems to tackle.
You thought you had met the man of your dreams, except there was one big problem; he was already in a relationship with somebody else!
8 Dead End
Or the reverse could be true. You could be the one who is already taken, but you’re stuck in a relationship that is going nowhere.
9 Age Gap
Perhaps you have fallen for somebody who much older or much younger than you, and at this stage in your life that is not something you can cope with.
10 Free Spirit
The possibility of a relationship was there for you, but at that time in your life you couldn’t face being pinned down and having to settle.
11 Holiday Romance
Your wrong place, wrong time situation happened to be because of the fact that your romance spawned while on vacation, and you both had to part to go home!
12 Friend Zone
You thought there could be a spark of something between the two of you once, but now you are firmly on the friend zone and it would be impossible to go back.
13 Family Affair
There might have been a big family drama going on at the time that you really couldn’t ignore in favor of a romance.
14 Chance Meeting
It could have been a chance meeting, perhaps while traveling on a train or a plane, and before you could do anything about your feelings, the two of you had already separated.
15 Out of Shape
At the time that these feelings arose, you weren’t in your best physical shape and you didn’t feel confident to get the ball rolling.
You think you might have confused the feelings you had for this person as rebound feelings rather than real romantic feelings, but now it is too late to reassess.
17 Ex Problems
When you met this new person, you were still kind of involved with your ex and adding another person to the mix at that point would have been way too messy.