While at my cousin's bridal shower, a few relatives of mine were talking about relationships. One of the women said that if her new relationship didn't work out she would give up on finding someone and just be by herself. And the other two women said they would probably do the same. I was a kind of surprised at the idea.
I know that they have all been or are in long-term serious relationships (two of them are divorced and one of them has been in a serious relationship for over 20 years), but they said that it's a lot of effort to constantly go on dates with new people, to find someone they really like, and to be with that person. Even though I myself have never been in a relationship, I can understand that it's a lot of work, but I would've thought that it was worth it to find someone that you have a strong connection to and that you want to grow old with.
The women are only in their fiftes and sixties, so I think they're too young to give up on love. I would hope that even at eighty and beyond, one could still find romance.
What do you think? Would you ever give up on love? After how many relationships would you just be by yourself? Or would you never stop trying to find your soulmate?
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