There are plenty of people in nearly every society unable to find the perfect spouse, but they might still need a partner to help them through life. Many people have skill sets that are uniquely their own, and they find that combining their abilities with someone else, they can work through almost anything. While it might not be exactly traditional, a different type of relationship could be between two people helping each other like spouses but without a romantic commitment.
The issues that spring up in anyone’s life are many, and having a partner to help solve them is often more effective than going through it alone. For those who are still single, a friend can be that person who is there in times of need. They might have a neighbor who functions in the same way, or it could be another single person who has a very different outlook on life than they do.
It seems as if few people are able to trust someone outside of a committed relationship, but it does have to be done at times. While many distressed people are willing to consult professionals, the ability to pay for those services might be more than they can afford. A neighbor, friend or other single person might be able to give them the same assistance without the cost, and they could offer to help that person with their own skills. It could be a winning situation for both of them, and their relationship over time could progress into a stable situation.
Many people look for a committed relationship with an emotional component, but not all people will be lucky enough to find them. For any person who has issues they need help solving, turning to a friend or neighbor might be their best bet for solving an issue if they have no ability to make the effort or have funds to pay a professional.