Among the most popular scare stories about single people with no children is that they will grow old alone: miserable, lonely, and with no one there for them when they are most in need. Like so many other stereotypes about single people, this is a myth. ~By Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.
[In Dr. DePaulo's case, at least, it is certainly a myth. I've seldom had the pleasure of interviewing a more positive, active and connected person.]