I think this is most likely the reason I placed the ad. In the end, I did exchange a few email messages with two people but it died out after that and I never hung out with them in person.

Sometimes I too feel lonely. I’m good spending time on my own and I’ve actually gone to several places alone since writing this article. I met and talked with people while I was there, which was cool, but it’s not a friendship I can look back and share memories with.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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