I have always done things by myself. I never felt I had to have a man to go out and do things. I work out alone, most of the time I eat out alone and go to the movies alone. It doesn't bother me, and it never has, and it never will. I never felt unsafe doing it any more than living by myself.
A woman-hating society sends all kinds of messages about women being by themselves, like they have to live their lives in fear.
It always pisses me off.
Money, or the lack of it, is the big obstacle now, but I plan to take a WomanTours vacation next year to Niagara Falls, provided I can swing it financially. I will rent a bike for the tour and get single occupancy if I can do it.