When you've been in a committed relationship for so many years, you tend to get comfortable in your ways. Meaning to say, you lose touch with some of the things you use to do and use to notice when you were single.
One day, when the committed relationship (one you were hoping might lead to a marriage) suddenly ended, you find yourself at a lost. You suddenly find yourself asking yourself things like "Does this means I have to go through the whole dating process again?", and "Do I need to hit the gym now to attract the opposite sex (or in some people's case, same sex)?"
To be honest, dating again scares the heck out of me. The thought of having to put yourself out there constantly again? Urgghh... *shrugs*
Not only that, you then have to learn all over again things like, how to read the signs, how to know if he's into you, and afterwards, deal with the disappointments of the other person not wanting the same thing as you.
Why do we get into relationships? To find love? To have companionship? To cure the loneliness you feel? Or just simply to get laid regularly?
When you've loved and lost, how do you know if you can ever find "love" again?