I am totally and completely an introvert. I need scads of alone time, and I am terrible in party situations – I end up on the edges with the pets or the children or the plants. I’m one of those rare-ish introverts who present in public as an extrovert (maybe not so rare, now that I think about it! it’s a survival mechanism…)… and I do actually enjoy people. I care about people quite a lot. All of this to say: I am lonely. I really am. I want someone to be with. I want someone to talk to. I want someone who accepts me and likes talking to me. Not all the time – I know humans are humans – we are all prickly and difficult some (or a lot) of the time. I want someone who doesn’t constantly compare me to women 20 and 30 years younger than me. I can’t be that. And I want someone who wants what I have to offer right now, because it isn’t so terrible.