As a step father of three, introvert and a call center employee I really love the peace, smell and relative quiet of the woods alone. I prefer the hikes where you rarely see anyone. Yes I have had my nights of looking up and around at all the noises the night brings. I once camped in a perfect spot next to this nice little beach on a gorgeous lake. Unfortunately it also happened to be every large animal in the vicinities favorite watering hole too. I have heard Coyotes howling, Owls hooting and even saw a black bear at lunch time high up on a ridge on a hot day. This was all on my first solo multi night backpacking trip. You just don't get opportunities to be with nature as often as you do when you are alone. It also takes a person who is comfortable being by themselves.