I found this community throuth userquirkyalone</lj>. I live in an area where being single with no children is a rare thing. For me, being alone is the most natural thing in the world. I've recently had to defend myself to people who don't understand it. I read a wonderful book called Party of One: The Loner's Manifesto by Annali Rufus. I loved it, because her experiences mirror my own so closely. She argues that there are some of us hardcore loners that really (surprise!) do want to be alone. She tackles a lot of great topics in such a small book. It also introduced me to quirkyalone.