As a single man, I dream of having a great marriage.
If I were married to someone of my level, my dream would be gone. I’d be stuck with reality, with the hard work of making a relationship work. I might very well be stuck in a bad marriage spiraling downhill.
By staying single, one has hope. When you get married, I suspect you lose a lot of hope.
I’ve been in relationships where I felt stuck and disappointed. There was no longer any sexual attraction. The whole thing seemed pointless.
I guess I live in fantasyland much of the time.