I am a widow.
Melinda Geisler
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I was just talking with someone the other day about this. After a near engagement, I dated for awhile. Online dating wasn’t around the last time I dated, so I gave it a try. The more dates I went on, the more I realized I actually want to be alone. I liked how Stella asked how if she wanted to be in a couple because society tells her that will make her happy, but society also tells us it’s not okay to just be by yourself. It’s funny how even in “casual” arrangements there are endless complications and trying to “manage” things. When I’ve told a few people who’ve been interested that I’m actually not looking for -anything- at the moment, they look at you like you’re crazy. There was a quote I read years ago called “I like being alone too much.” , and it really resonated with me. I think the question to ask is “What’s wrong with being alone?”.

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