I’ll have to write about more positive experiences I’ve had. This was not a great one, but it was also the first!
And yes, your personal preferences and your partner make a huge difference.
I’ve had friends who played solo and always enjoyed themselves, but they weren’t the type of people who felt the need for a person to anchor them in a situation like that. I know I am. Even if it’s not my life partner, per se. I could see going somewhere like that with you and/or Yael and feeling perfectly safe.
For me, it’s a matter of having someone I know and trust to be with.