Reader, that's just bizarre! Sorry to hear about it.
I was thinking, not for the first time, that maybe I'm still in the spinsters' club after all these years because, in part, I'm more comfortable with it and like a lot about it. In other words, if it really bothered me being single and I truly felt the need of a partner, I'd have done a lot more, taken more aggressive action, to change my situation - and I haven't. I pretty much putter along, happy with my work and friends, enjoying the freedom to travel and pursue my interests.
It's only occasionally, when I hit a lonely spell or come across an event or an experience I'd much rather share with someone, that I feel that "I wish" pang and think about changing the status quo. But, I notice, I'm still just talking about it, not actually doing anything ... hmmmm.