I sometimes feel like an oddball for being a spinster, but since men don't like me "that way" I stopped fighting it. My dignity doesn't like being injured.
Since then I have become accustomed to being permanently single and it would be too much work to be in a relationship.
I do too, but for me its because of how society views us mature ladies who are still single, never been married, and not d@ting anyone. I always say if I could have anything I wanted, just one thing, it wouldn't be a "man". I would be to be financially secure for the rest of my life.
While I would enjoy being involved with someone, I am also very very very set in my ways, and stubborn. I find it very hard to imagine myself living wiht someone else, and sharing ALL my time with them, or most of it.
I cracked up some classmates at my 25th college reunion when I said I'd love to get married as long as I didn't have to live with my husband! They all thought I was joking, but I wasn't. Then again, most of them got married within a couple years of graduation, and still are. So their path in life has been very different than mine! I guess they can't imagine NOT being with someone, when that's all I've really ever known, and am quite happy with my "me" time.