How do you feel about this?

(submitted for scrutiny by one P. Clark)

I find interesting the ubiquitous assumption that single people (namely boys) who do weird shit like buy inanimate girlfriends are "people who are so scared to get hurt that they subconsciously choose relationships in which they won't be." That is, this article implies that people who are single have chosen to be so, as though it is always a matter of volition, and anyone who is single is simply eschewing the "endless string" of partners waiting just outside the door.

Maybe it's not the case that "some dudes would rather have an expensive doll than try to have a relationship with a person" so much as they can't have a relationship with a person because no one likes them.

Am I wrong?