It's all incredibly overwhelming, to say the least. Physically cracking you'd expect would be swifter and less painful.
I would like to say that more often than not it's our own fault, but it's never actually that simple. I can tell you right now that I am very likely to make yet another poor decision in a few hours, in the hopes of maybe, just maybe getting lucky enough to meet someone who I'll not regret seeing when I wake up in the morning.
Although we may love every single other aspect of our lives, being human makes us need the companionship of other people.
And if we were lucky or unlucky enough to get a taste of real love, we're going to search for that next fix until we find it.
Although I have fallen in love several times in my life, I have really only been in love once. Well, I have only fallen in love one time, at a point in my life when I wasn't especially lonely.
It was when I was much younger and when, to be honest, I was doing just fine without a female companion to share my life with.