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I tend to lean to the other side. I've had enough relationships in my life as well as extended periods of being single that I know that there is no need, and no point in being desperate for a partner. Intermittent feelings of emotional and sexual loneliness aside which inevitably occur at times when you are single, I know that for some time, you can lead a quite happy life without a partner.
Also, you do harden with age and maybe become a bit cynical where too much cynicism isn't due, but if anything, a woman has to convince me these days that I am willing to give up certain parts of my personal freedom that you inevitably give up when you enter a romantic relationship. I'm a good negotiator because that is a skill I have had to develop in my professional career, but I also know when being with somebody just for the sake of not being single is not a proposition I want to enter. And perhaps surprising to some of you lads, women have been all the more attracted to me for that kind of stance in recent years.