I agree with you Julia, there was a time when I hated being alone and thought I needed a relationship, but now, I live with my 2 cats, who are my best friends and wonderful companions!
I have several online friends to 'talk' to and don't feel any need to have 'physical' friends!
Having people around would be an intrusion into my privacy and peace and quiet and would drive me mad!
As long as I have my little 'Furboys', I never feel alone!
ive been single for over 6 years yea sometimes i do get lonely but i have friends/family to take my mind off of things ... waiting for that special some one would be like waiting for a bus..... wait for one and 3 come along just gotta take the right journey
I also have great neighbours who have a key to our home and pop round when there okay, they don't come round when they get poorly so I don't catch their germs. We have a good relationship with them since we moved house.