There are benefits to living alone. It’s nice to have companionship with someone, but when you are living alone, you set the rules and there is no one to oppose you. You can have your own living space exactly the way you want it and live however you want. Sometimes, I feel like that makes up for the loneliness. I mean, what are people really asking for when they decide that they want their significant other to move in with them? Some of them may be considering how nice it would be to be able to spend time with someone on a regular basis, but they may not be considering the fact that that person will certainly want to have their own sense of autonomy and may prefer things very differently in your living space. I mean, how often do people complain about the thermostat? It can become the most polarizing thing in a relationship! Even I will freely admit that I like it colder in my home than most normal people. It would be very hard for me to give up that freedom. I love being able to run the air conditioning on as high a setting as I wish. I don’t think that I would enjoy someone constantly telling me that I need to turn the thermostat up. As far as I’m concerned, I paid good money for a state-of-the-art air conditioning system and I continue to pay good money to keep it running well. I should be able to use it as much as I wish, but that’s the give-and-take of a relationship and living with someone.