A friend of mine gave me a piece of dating advice a few years ago. She said, "You need to meet a man when he is newly separated because once he has been single for too long, he will enjoy single life and not want to commit." At the time I thought that this was interesting advice, and I wasn't sure whether it was true or not. Now, as I enter yet another year of single life, I am beginning to wonder if this statement is not just true of men, but of women also. Is it possible that if we are single for too long we start to enjoy the independence, lack of drama and accompanying freedom so much, that with each passing year we become more reluctant to give it up, and thereby become almost undateable?