When it comes to dating, there's a few things that could get in our way.
Since most of us don't live alone, certain family members might become the "ultimate c*ckblock".
At least that's what Jana Hocking says.
The 36-year-old radio host recently started a new podcast where she talks about her dating life.
When she was asked about her relationship status, Jana, from Australia, decided to do something about it.
Speaking to news.com.au, she said: "One thing I get asked a lot is: 'Why are you still single at 36?'
"So I thought stuff it, I'll get a psychologist in for a chat and we'll figure out the answer together."
Although Jana adopted a Chihuahua who she says has been the "ultimate c*ckblocker", it turns out there was something else.
She added: "For a bit of background, my alarm goes off at 4am, five days a week for my job on breakfast radio. We were conducting this chat on a Friday post show and I was a tad tired.
"The psychologist asked about my parents' marriage, how I really feel about myself and which guys I was going on dates with, things you never wanna think that deeply before at least a good eight hours of shut eye.
"Anyway, what we basically discovered was that I need to start going for guys who I actually have something in common with."
Jana detailed her "perfect date" as visiting an art gallery then having a glass of wine nearby followed by a nice dinner with the fella.
But she soon realised the sort of guys she was seeing were the kind who would "rather eat glass then go on a date like that".
Since it came to her realisation, Jana concluded it was because she hasn't found her "forever person".
She added: "Why was I dating blokes I knew I would grow tired of or vice versa? Why didn't I seem bummed about it? Following a weekend of pondering, here's the answer I've come up with... I think it's because at this moment in my life I just feel really fulfilled."
Jana continued: "I have a ridiculously loving group of (slightly mad but also switched-on) friends, I have a job I've worked hard for, I like my little cosy home, and the bloke who fits into this ol' life of mine, will have to be pretty darn fab.
"But, you see, I don't want to go look for him. I don't feel the tick-tock of a fertility clock and in this modern day, if you want someone to keep your toes warm for a night there's sure to be a male friend willing to help out.
"I thought to myself, 'heck for just this one moment, enjoying sitting by yourself with nowhere to be, and no one to answer to, because once that special fella comes along, you may never have it again'."
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