To me, one of the hardest parts about being divorced is spending so much time alone. I know some people
love it; they don’t have to deal with anyone else, they can sit around in their underwear, they can unleash their bodily functions as the need strikes…
An easy solution, of course, is to get out of the house and do something. But a lot of people choose not to go by themselves, whether to a movie, a museum, out to eat, etc. They believe the activity won’t be as much fun if done solo, and also fear being seen by others as loners with few friends.
This article from the L.A. Times says that that attitude is bad for the person, and for society. The authors suggest that individuals can get just as much enjoyment from doing many activities alone, and encourage businesses to make themselves more solo-friendly. Worth taking a look if you’re currently on your own, and/or run a business that could cater to singles.