Go ahead, bask in this incredible power.
A pet allows you to feel more comfortable with being alone
Patience does not imply forever, of course. I'm not saying you'll get a pet and never crave human love again.
That would be weird, guys.
But you should trust me on this! Providing great care for a pet sets you up in a fulfilling relationship better than anything you thought you deserved. Alba loves me no matter how mopey, unshowered, or selfish I may be sometimes. Love doesn't walk into your life every day -- but that cat does.
Ultimately, it's better to be alone than with the wrong person. We all intellectually know this, but god damn it is hard to act like we believe it. Having Alba has allowed me to hold out for the right woman whose life will work with mine (MUST LOVE CATS). Plus, this feline is providing me with companionship so I'm not testing my patience all alone.