But I love my children and I love some of my best friends - particularly those I have known for many years.
So is it requisite for companionship, caring and compassion to come from the opposite sex?
As a result, I get asked a lot about how and where to meet women or men for dating. Therefore, there may be several best places to meet women and men - depending on exactly what you want. The most recent research on this topic was presented by Rosenfeld and Thomas (2012).
Their analysis was based on a national longitudinal survey of over four thousand adults, aged 18-59, called the "How Couples Meet and Stay Together" (HCMST) survey.
When love is lost, be it romantic or platonic, we suffer and often try to replace it.
Loss, of course, is part and parcel of the passage through a lifetime.
When I think about the loves in my life, surely I think of my husband.Love - the elixir of life, that undefinable emotion that we so crave.No matter our age, the siren's call of romantic love is hard to ignore.So she changed her answer (and others) to a focus on relationships, which are, indeed very meaningful to her.Shortly thereafter, just four months into her single status, she met her now-husband. His explanation is that he hates dating and had figured out what he wanted. At 65, you don't have five years to date - you may be dead by 70," he said.