You have to be ok with being alone. I used to have a problem with this – weird for an introvert to say that. I had a problem when people weren’t around – people I knew, friends and family. Not a bunch of strangers at a party or a bar, I guess that’s the difference between intro and extroverts. Anyway, I used to need people, I hated living alone, I needed a roommate. I hated being alone – hence my tendency to jump from one relationship to the next. I spent a long time looking outside of myself for something to make me happy. Now, I only look inside myself to make me happy. And if someone/something externally comes along that cheers me up – that’s a bonus. I still need people – don’t get me wrong. There are certain people who I couldn’t live without. But other people making me happy is no longer a necessity. Now I have a much, much healthier relationship with myself and my need for other people. I amuse myself a lot, I can laugh at myself for hours. 🙂 Everyone needs to learn this lesson. I had to learn how to do this at the same time as I was recovering from a recent massive stroke. Talk about awesome!!!!!!! I don’t recommend doing that. I don’t recommend doing a lot of things the way I’ve done them. But I have good stories to tell! I’ll never have a boring date again, provided I ever go on another date.