Rather stupidly I thought revisiting a place I had been to with my ex would be cathartic. There’s no-one to gossip with after a night out; no one to steer you out the door when it’s time to leave a party.
Women put a lot of effort into visually pleasing their beau.
She looked desperate – sad, unhappy and totally out of place. I then got ordered way-too much wine and cried in to my napkin, surrounded by couples and a table full of hen-night woman who were having a much better time that I was.
As she revealed to her date, she hadn’t been single since she was 14 and found the whole thing utterly terrifying. ” the waitress asked me the first night I stayed in a hotel. It is hard to be single, especially if, like Turner, you haven’t spent much of your adult life fending for yourself.
As the writer Deborah Moggach has said, “most of us are lonely, and we all want the same thing.” To meet another person, that is.
Yet the process is rarely straightforward, not least when, like Moggach, 67, you are past the first flush of youth.