We talk about dating as if it’s a fait accompli, that everyone is looking for someone. Say it is not so, Hortense, because it isn’t; not every singleton out there is on the prowl.
This is another case of the coupled gently pressuring the uncoupled. They, The Togethers, say things like:
So, what are you doing to find someone?
Gosh, I know this person who’d be great for you.
Aren’t you lonely?
Ummmm, nothing, not interested and no, actually. (This being the opposite of that horrid movie “Love Actually” which was nothing about love or actuality.) Sometimes people are content to be unattached, and that’s that.
They’ll emerge in their own good time.