Neither, though, do I feel ready to be part of an escorted tour, unless it’s somewhere really exotic.
Cruises and rail journeys are often good options for those travelling alone.
Solo’s, which has been providing holidays for single people for 40 years, puts the stress on friendship and companionship.
It says the key to a good holiday is the tour leader, who can put people at ease and understandsthat some people may feel a little awkward until they realise that there is no stigma attached to going on holiday alone.
There is even a string of ‘hedonism’ escapes that promise a ‘hip vibe’ and are explicitly aimed at swinging singles.
Much more sedate are ‘house party’-style holidays run by the online dating company Kindred Spirits which makes it clear they are not about finding a sexual partner but sharing experiences, such as watching the sun go down over a Patagonian lake with like-minded people.