Some say we are headed towards singularity, some say they’ve been been single for a while and hate it. Can’t say these are mutually exclusive. After all, being single does not have much to do with artificial intelligence… or does it?
I’d have to say the excuses for not actively seeking someone with which to share life are pretty artificial. Maintaining that life style is much easier and much less risky than actively attempting integration. Systems tend towards decay. Energy must be put into systems to sustain them. Energy is finite and thus precious. Yet it must to devoted to the cause in order to make the system work.