We had been having issues for a while. She seemed to take our relationship for granted. There's a 7 year age difference, and it seemed like she was more interested in going out with friends, bar-hopping, and not being tied down to a relationship. I told her not to throw away what we had worked 6 years for and I suggested relationship counseling. But she decided she wanted to go off and have fun and be single. I think she enjoyed the attention of going to bars and getting hit on by guys and getting flirted with. One reason I was fighting so hard to keep her around was because I was the only guy she had ever been with sexually. My dream was to marry her and have kids with her, and spend my whole life with her being her only partner. Now she says she realizes that being single sucks, she feels used and she feels dirty for allowing other guys to get in her pants so easily within the 6 months, and she wants the stability of a relationship again. I had sex with one girl in the 6 month period, other than that I tried dating a few girls but none really made it past the first couple of dates. Nothing serious. The one girl I had sex with was just a one-night stand kind of thing because I wanted to get laid basically. The difference between my (ex)girlfriend and I though is that she is a pretty girl and I'm a guy. I feel like there is a double standard to a certain extent. She has the opposite sex throwing themselves at her wanting to sleep with her everyday and it's her job to have some restraint and self-control. Whereas I have to actively go out and find sex, and usually spend lots of time and money in order to get it. I also was unhappy about the girl I had sex with. It didn't feel right. I missed my ex-girlfriend and was trying to fill a void she had left.