Aright, this is another relationship thread but i'll do my best to spare the sordid details of my story and get to the point. Andrea, my love for the past 7+ years, is out of my life. I lived with her for 4 of those years, she's been my best friend, and I had to walk away. I had to walk away for many reasons, but there's one biggie, and i want to see if i'm as alone in this as some people would make me out to be. 1st (I must say) - It is not in my nature to lie or cheat. 2nd - I've had more than a few opportunities to be with some really beautiful women inside and out over the past few years and walked away. 3rd - the frustration was beginning to make me resentful. My contention: Men (or at least the majority of them) want to, and will always want to have sex with lots of women, provided that it's possible. The ONLY REASON they commit to women is because they don't want to lose the women they're with - so they go along with the rules and eat sh*t. Some of the reasons I say this - I know lots and lots of married people yet I know very, very few happily married ones. My experience tell me that I can be content with one woman for approximately 2 years and then I start to get nutty. Please don't respond to this about someone who is your "one and only" if you 've only been with them for a year or so, cuz that's easy stuff. After 2 or three years is when things get weird, at least in my case. Most guys I know either cheat on their wives, masturbate to the fantasy of what they'd really like to be doing, try to cheat on their wives, get into other destructive behavior to forget how frustrated they are, or wind up really angry and resentful and the relationship starts having tension - and the tension doesn't get resolved because this is one of those things that's never gonna see the light of day. arrrghh! i realize how shallow this all sounds, and i'm struggling to clearly state my points here for some reason. I'm gonna post a poll - and you can vote anonymousy (just don't write anything if ya don't wanna get found out). how many of you guys, after at least a year and a half of being HEAVILY involved with someone, would really LOVE to be with another woman - and get frustrated about the fact that you're not doing it. don't worry, your loved ones won't know how you voted.