A period of being single + health issues limiting alcohol and nightclubs to minimum = low self esteem particularly with women
So got sick of situation and went to a parlour to resolve part of what I was lacking.
I don't know if it was me, but before I started this, particularly when I was younger, I was piss poor at talking to women and had limited social interaction. Since I started this, I have found socially I prefer a mixed group with more women in. It's not because I think I will score/pull/shag one of them, I just find them more interesting.
I am now arguably a selfish person, I prefer to do what I want to my criteria and rules and am very wary about starting a relationship again, I think if I do I will stop punting, but having never punted when in a relationship I cannot give a definitive answer.