I was thinking about things and I know that men, generally, prefer to be alone. Now, by “alone” I do not mean that men are “lonely”. There is a big difference between the two concepts.
The first question I would ask is why do men to be alone. My answer, in my opinion and experience, is that because men actually prefer to be alone, or with the company of close friends. This allows us the time to think.
In my opinion, a married man prefers to be alone to, essentially, escape from his wife. Let’s face it, a wife, really any woman, is a burden of obligations that she has imposed on us. So we escape from the wife in our man-space. That man-space may be an actual man cave, or it could be a virtual place to which he escapes.
An unmarried man should, properly, have his entire apartment, or other dwelling, a man cave. That is where the man goes and be away from the incessant problems that have cropped up in his job or his outside world. This is where a man may be alone and “recharge” and prepare himself to face the outside world.
A woman, in my limited experience and observation, needs people. Apparently, women tend to define themselves through others. A women without an external support structure is very probably confused and adrift in the world.
And, yet again this is why a women tends to interfere with what the man does, because men and women, in a fundamental manner, cannot deal with each other in the same way. And in my opinion, that is probably why women tend to divorce men. See, a man is generally OK with a woman who is a nag, but a man lost in his own mind cannot tolerate that.
Secondly, men very rarely feel lonely, unless they have been damaged in some manner, PTSD for example. It is because men prefer to be alone that they are very rarely lonely. However, I do need to say that if you know a man who feels lonely, then you should make every effort to befriend the man. Males tend to commit suicide more frequently than women, and a women is, generally, not really prepared to talk to a man as a man. In my unprofessional opinion, the best way to prevent suicide of a man is through another man.