I just got back from work and had a conversation at lunch that made me think of TRP. I'm a guy in my mid 20's, and most of my coworkers are either married or engaged. The remaining are usually in LTR's with only a few (me) not in an LTR. When the conversation of their SO's comes up, a few of my coworkers always seem to ask me my story, "are you married?" "do you have a girlfriend?" and when I say no to either question, it's like they've seen a ghost.
I discovered TRP about nine months ago, and since then I've been lifting like crazy, practicing pickup (i.e. having the balls to actually approach a girl, which I had never done in my life), working hard, managing my expenses better, and genuinely enjoying life. I've dated around, used Tinder, hooked up with rando's, which has been enjoyable, but I feel absolutely no need to have a specific woman in my life right now. Props to everyone who's married, in an LTR, whatever, I could care less what other people do. I'm focused on me and improving my quality of life, but it's almost like my coworkers are crabs in a bucket. Because I'm not married or in an LTR, they say "oh I have a friend who..." or "dang, that sucks man" or other things along that nature.
Don't let other people bring you down or make you feel bad about yourself. Pre-TRP me would have compared myself to these people, thinking that I'm somehow behind in life, less attractive than the married guys, whatever. Current-TRP me doesn't give a fuck what the others think about me, and I can tell you I'm much happier with life than I was nine months ago. I posted this to get some thoughts out, and also to see if other people have stories to weigh in on. Hopefully this can provide at least some value to somebody out there.