Honestly, what sort of question is that?
Although, to be fair, when there isn’t... it cuts down on the breadth of conversation a little bit.
Oh, there’s plenty else to chat/moan/boast/gossip/debate about… but little that’s quite as satisfying as a good bitch/ponder-out-loud/comparative discussion on the latest “interest”.
And at least, when there’s an “interest”, it’s usually pretty interesting.
And coupled-up folk can feel self-conscious if they catch themselves rambling on about their someone around singles - especially those with nothing to report. God knows why. It’s not like giving up smoking, when you’ll start craving a fix.
Still… that being the only downside, it’s not the worst, is it? :)