For the quirkyalone, there is no patience for dating just for the sake of not being alone.
On a fine but by no means transcendent date, we dream of going home to watch television.
However, like I said, it's not my main drive in life.
Wonderful when it comes along, yet not my day's pursuit like a junkie trying to sell a microwave for his fix.
Many who remain single by choice do so because they feel no need to fall to societal pressure that claims that if you are without a partner you will be unhappy.
These people have deep and lasting connections with friends and family, and spend a great deal of time enjoying their hobbies, alone or with others.
Working, and now observing, the industry of restaurant/bar people the great lengths men will go to in order to impress a woman and not for reasons of chivalry or just being nice, funny when it works, hysterical when it doesn't.
The First Date Bomb is another beloved observation of mine, watching it slowly go down in flames until it impact and usually in tremendous fashion.
Surely being single is a sign that something is wrong with you; a sign that no one wants to be with you. At the start of the new millennium, writer and coach Sasha Cagen came up with a neologism for this new trend of singledom: Quirkyalone.
Someone who is Quirkyalone, she said, was someone who enjoyed their own company, and enjoyed being single enough that they felt no need to seek out a partner simply for the sake of having a partner.
To them, the idea of someone happily existing as a single entity – by choice, no less – is seen as unnatural.