Many folks determine whether they should have a family all based on if they can find their one true love. But is it worth it to grow old alone with nobody to care for you or even take a second glance at you? I just watched a video of a grandfather retiring from the police department after 40 years, surrounded by family, children, grandchildren, cousins, daughter in laws. Just imagine retiring after 40 years with absolutely nobody by his side. While other families enjoy close knit, bustling, lively Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, your house will be empty and no dinners were probably ever hosted at your place. The closest thing to having a family Christmas dinner would be dinner with relatives who have bustling families (but thats only if you're invited). My grandmother has her three children take her out to a huge restaurant feast every year for her b day. So the question is, is it really worth it to not have family by your side?