Yeah - I can relate with you. Occasionally, I feel alone in the mornings when I get up, and wish I could see someone's face after they eat my cooking (I cook divine) but, I am single, and mostly have lived the single life AND I embrace being single.
I see couples walking around when I am out. It seems like they are not having that much fun together, at least I know I have no restrictions on what I want to do. Being single is a great feeling you only get from being single.
You don't have to mate just because all your friends have. What... monkey see, monkey do?? Have you ever talked with anyone who is scorned beyond recognition because of a failed relationship (they may have rushed into because they paniced)? Being married is a wonderful dream, and I wish I could be married to my mate. But I have not intersected her path yet, so i keep going. Our paths should meet , and we should not jump off our paths just to intersect anothers. (y=mx+b) (ax+bx=cx)I'd love to be married, but can not marry unless I really know it is right.
As far as your friends that are "playing house" , heh, you know the risks involved with that. Take care of your emotions because they surround you. Just because your lonely right now does NOT mean you have to jump right into the "lost and found box. " Kick back and laugh at yourself feeling unhappy with being single!
Karen Carpenter sings a lovely song I think of during times I might begin to feel sorry for myself as a single person
I'll say goodbye to love
No one ever cared if I should live or die
Time and time again the chance for love has past me by
and all I know of love is how to live without it
I just can't seem to find it.
So I've made my mind up I must live my life alone,
I know it's not the easy way,
I guess I've always known
I'd say goodbye to love.
There are no tomorrows for this heart of mine.
Surely time will loose these bitter memories
and I'll find that there is
someone to believe in and to live for;
something' I could live for.
All the years of useless search
have finally reached an end
Loneliness and empty days will be my only friend
From this day love is forgotten
I'll go on as best I can.