People wonder why I don't like going out and socializing... because you are guaranteed to see couples everywhere. It will either be some guy who is better-looking or wealthier than you, or it will be some lucky schmuck dating a girl out of his league... either way, it doesn't matter. It's unbearable to see couples irl. Then you meet people and they will speak about their partner, and that's another reminder that you're alone and unwanted. Is it better to become a hermit and avoid this negative stimuli as much as reasonably practicable?