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Would you rather grow old with someone you "settled" for, or be alone when you are older because you didn't find true love?


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I have found my true love and I am so grateful and will always be grateful. If we part for some reason beyond my control or wishes I would rather grow old without a partner but I'd still have family around me and I'd try to live a happy life.
I feel like such an incredibly lucky guy to have you! Wow! I'm so happy this question doesn't apply but I agree I'd rather be alone. Love you babe
Male, 41-50 years, Married | Mar 01, 2014

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I'd rather be alone and half way happy than be miserable with someone I don't love.


I would rather be alone, instead of the cat lady I would be the dog lady. lol


I don't "settle" and am lucky enough to be with the right one already.


Great question. I am lucky that I have found my true love, however, if I had not, I would not want to be all alone. The truth is that many people find all sorts of companionship in their twilight years so as not to be all alone which I find to be a death sentence in itself. Many people are too idealistic and say they would never "settle," but I do not think it is settling at all.


I would rather be alone In this case. It's better to be with the one you truely love and can't live without rather than somebody you just "settle" for.


Be alone.


I'd rather be alone than to just settle


Defo be alone


I'd rather be alone. There's no point in settling for someone you don't love. That's no way to live out the rest of your life.


I would rather grow old by myself. It wouldn't be fair to the other person to be with someone for so long that didn't fully appreciate them.


I've found my true love already.


Doesn't apply to me. I am with my soul mate! He is the only one I'd want to be with. The question I had to resolve was: would I rather be with someone who can share all his time with me, but doesn't treat me well - or with someone who is wonderful but doesn't have nearly as much time for me? I have resolved that. I'll take the one who is wonderful but has less time for me. Life isn't perfect. I love my husband. Xxxooo


Alone... I'd never settle...


Don't know. I'm glad I found someone to get old with that IS my true love and puzzle piece.
I would never have settled. Life is at once too short and too long to spend it with someone you've settled for. I am with my soulmate. There is nothing that comes close to that.
Female, 41-50 years, Married | Mar 28, 2014

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