There, I said it. (negative connotation only applies to members of the opposite sex)
Does that count as swearing? :-)
Every time I find myself being "Buddified" by some other wonderful young man, I want to scream, "I DON'T NEED ANOTHER BUDDY!"
The thing is, I have long known that most of my experiences regarding relationships with others in my life are not about me. Perhaps I don't need another buddy, but for whatever reason, that person needs me.
For each relationship we develop, let us ask ourselves, not what we can get, but, "What do I have that this person needs? How do I find out? How can I best help this person to be the person their Heavenly Father wants them to be?"
And perhaps, when I have touched the lives of those I could only touch by being single in this state of my life, I will be blessed enough to find my eternal "buddy." :-)