Im not dating anymore
If I'm talking to you already, then by the very definition of lonely, I am not.
It's not like people who are single are on some magical island in a glass bubble where they have no contact with friends and family.
I have worked hard for the things I've wanted to make of myself, and being able to make snap decisions that I knew wouldn't drastically affect another person has been crucial to every little success.
And as archaic as this sounds, I can't date people I don't see myself marrying. I'm just simply not attracted to people I don't see a future with, and right now I'm at a place in my life where I'm not ready to commit to anyone anyway.
If I join a club or take up a new hobby, I'm going to do it for me, and only me. This is a sweet thought, so I can't really be mad at anyone who says this, but the thing is, I'm not worried.
Having some sort of weird dating agenda would just suck all the fun out of it. I think we all have plenty of people in the world that we would be happy with.
And if that wasn't enough to sway me to stop dating for awhile, I handled it really immaturely.
I know it sometimes works for other people, but when you're already disinterested in dating in the first place, it usually leads to an awkward encounter and an awkward goodbye where you feel like a total jerk for not wanting to go out again. You know that feeling when it happens, and it's so much better than dating someone for convenience. It totally makes sense for me to buckle under societal pressure and do what everybody around me is doing at the expense of my happiness.
It's not like a "thing"; I'm not out on some crusade to be single.
It just happens that I'm not dating, and I'm not especially going out of my way to change that.
I'm a proactive person; if there was some major hole in my life, I would fill it.
If I felt lonely, I would make changes to not feel lonely.