So I'm posing this question(s) to the older members here who currently are, or have remained single. Those of you who don't have a partner, special someone, or are currently involved in a relationship.
How do you manage being alone, or the loneliness that comes with it? Do you wish that there was someone you can call yours? Someone to come home to every day and listen to you. Someone to share all your life experiences with, from having a nice meal at a restaurant to more major events like holidays. Have you completely shut out the idea of a relationship?
Even for someone like myself who is adverse about relationships, I still maintain a number of close personal friendships that give me most of the fulfilment that I require. But there is always a longing to be with another person more intimately. Someone I see and care for every day. Whilst I haven't found that certain so-and-so yet, I maintain some level of optimism and always keep my door open.