There are those who do not marry because they feel a lack of “magic” in the relationship.
By “magic” I assume they mean sparks of attraction.
I know of many women who want more than anything else to be a wife and a mother, and they cannot understand why their prayers have never been answered.
There are many single men who, for whatever reason, also find themselves alone.
Once you have committed, the search for a soul mate is over. Rejection is one of the most painful things we can experience. I fell in love with Harriet long before she fell in love with me. I was doing the best I could to impress her, but I think she found me a little immature. I despaired of ever convincing her that I could be anything more than a friend.