A gay bachelor from Montana says he’s 46 and never been in love, and he isn’t sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, so he’s asking Dear Abby for her opinion on the matter.
“Although I’ve had a few crushes, I have never been deeply in love,” the man writes. “I don’t like going out to the bars and, because my town is extremely Catholic, there are only a couple of gay-friendly ones.”
The man says he’s not actively looking for love, nor is he very interested in doing so. He has his cat and his sisters. So maybe that’s all he needs?
“Everyone I know keeps asking me if I have found someone, and I keep telling them I don’t believe in love. I’m content. I don’t do anything but work, so I always say I never have time.”
The man wonders: “Is there something wrong with being single all your life and not having a significant other? … Does a person have to be with someone if they are content being alone? Yes, I would like to go out, but why does it have to be with a partner?”
Abby keeps her response short and sweet.
“If you are comfortable flying solo, it is perfectly acceptable to live your life that way,” she writes.
“The people who are telling you otherwise may mean well, but you do not have to take it to heart. Live your life the way you want, do not second-guess yourself and don’t allow yourself to be pressured.”
“If you are content,” Abby concludes, “you are doing fine.”
What do you think? Should this man be worried if he’s happily single? Share your thoughts in the comments section below…