As for the "introvert" thing, the thing is that I'm not saying I'm going to isolate myself from the world but that I'm willing to sacrifice emotional intimacy, if it will likely cause my well-being to be worse. There's more to socializing than finding a partner. I don't think I'd be happy being alone for the rest of my life but I think I could be happy not having a partner but having people in my life who don't make me alone...I've been hurt enough times that I really don't see the advantages at the moment. I'm on a career path which will make me relatively well-off financially and I'm good at making connections/friends. I guess I'm also thinking that I could settle for a "trophy wife".