Dating is nothing more than a royal pain in the ass. In my mid 40's and tried everything from personals back in the day, to referrals from friends and family, to speed dating, to on-line dating. I can't begin to explain all the disappointments, rejections, sitting at a bar for 90 minutes waiting for the date that never shows up, having a 4-hour date that you THOUGHT went great and you will DEFINITELY see her again, only to never again have a phone call or text returned.
So, unless you are 5'10" or taller (seems to be the magic number), are ruggedly handsome, and have a blazing sense of humor, you pretty much don't stand a chance out there. Unless you have the time and patience to spend 2-3 hours every day browsing on-line profiles and going on a date 4-5 nights a week until you find someone you dig
Meanwhile I am not that 5'10" or taller, but guaranty my dick is bigger than most of those tall assholes who can't even stay hard and take care of their lady. With the right lady and WITHOUT Viagra, I have no problem staying hard for 2 hours and pleasuring the crap out of my lady. Not to mention the oral skills that very few other men have or even care to learn.
At my age and life situation, I'd rather just hobby once a month with a lady who blows away any girl I ever dated (looks, personality, AND sexual performance)
Yeah "coming home to an empty house" sucks, but it is what it is...