2 mo

Why is refusing to date seen as a negative thing?

Why is refusing to date seen as a negative thing?
Reading certain posts and thinking on my situation, I have been getting even more convinced I don't want to date anyone, for the rest of my life.
Especially because right after my break up a supposed "friend" tried to screw me over into dating her.
I simply don't see the point - even if there have been good moments in my relationship, I also got a lot of pain and my trust in other people is irremediably shattered.
I don't see appeal in dating someone when I achieve much more and raise more my career and social status on my own.

Yet people had to flock in and act shocked, accusing me of being "afraid of women" and "going MGTOW".
I'm not afraid of women and I hate MGTOW, so stop trying to label me as such.
Why can't people understand it's good for once to just think about myself and forward my goals?
Updates:
2 mo
So the friend texted me and I told her more or less what I wrote here.
She just wrote to stop "acting like an idiot" and go have breakfast with her. Okay.
2 mo
Had breakfast with her, I don't even know what to think of it.
She chastised me for ordering a grappa alongside the coffee - apparently liquor at breakfast is "not cool".
Why is refusing to date seen as a negative thing?
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