How do you cope with being single for long, long periods of time? I suffer from avoidant personality and my relationship experience is far behind my peers, so intimate relationships are not possible for me. I have no choice but to live my entire life alone without romantic love. I no longer try to change my situation. Any attempt would, definitely, be futile. If a lady does not dislike me initially, she will when she finds out how shy, lonely, socially inept, boring, and inexperienced I am. I doubt that anyone has been single as long as I have/will, but even if you’ve only been single for a few years, please post some coping tips. The coping methods for being single for a few years are probably similar to the coping methods that could be used for being single for many years. Thank you!