I really enjoyed reading this post. Because the bottom line is always this — it is better to be on your own than to be with the wrong someone. I am blessed to be in the place where I don’t feel lonely. Or rarely so. I gave up on line dating years ago now. I assume The Universe will drop the right one along when I’m ready and THEY are ready. I’ve been fooled a couple of times as well, so now I’m content to wait the process out. Thanks for sharing your learning/growth experience.