Not a random rant at all. I think you make a valid point.
I am one of those "people" that you speaketh of, hehehe. I live with my x and have asked him on many occasion of WHY he won't date. He replies with practically the same answer you've stated here. (But I know the truth...he could never find someone as perfect as me.
The reason why I play matchmaker.....(on MANY MANY occasions) is because I hate to see someone alone. I matchmake. I admit it. (two of them even married, one later divorced though)
You sound like a good guy. They want to probably set you up with someone GOOD, before you run into someone BAD who ruins it ALL for you, hehe. Not to mention they probably care very much about you and want to see you share your life with someone else.
For me, truthfully, I think that life is sooooooooooooo much better with a partner. I mean I can't even compare life alone and life shared with someone else. It's like heaven and hell to me, lol. (BTW I am co-dependent
If ya change your mind.... and your looking for someone, I got a friend. She works for Toyota, has her own house, drives a nice car, is a widow with two kids 14 and 15, she is ALMOST as pretty as me. (In her early 30's)
Hey, i'm serious.
Have a great weekend.