It is often said that women prefer being in relationships more than men do. And while this can sound like the truth, it is not always the case. There are going to be men who appreciate being in one, just as there are going to be men who don’t.
Being in a relationship is not always a conscious choice.
The need to be close to others exists for every human being, but this doesn’t mean that it always feels comfortable and natural. Being close to another person, especially in a romantic sense, may cause one to feel trapped and overwhelmed.
When people feel trapped in a relationship, their ability to have what they need and want is diminished. They might come to the conclusion that they have to stay in the relationship or that they will have to put an end to it and stay single. They may end up settling for casual encounters as it’s the only way they can feel free, but while they do feel free, they might also end up feeling empty.