Paul blushed a bit at the explanation, rubbing the back of his neck. "I do want a family, and someone to come home to after diving all day," he admitted. "I guess the stars haven't aligned for me yet. Or maybe I'm not the catch you think I am." He smiled, but it didn't reach his eyes. Who would want to marry him? All of the issues lurking away in the back of his mind, the anger and frustration he carried and just couldn't let go of? There was sadness too, and remorse, things he kept with him and just didn't have anywhere to express - so the emotions all stayed bottled up inside of him.
"Unless you're offering," he added. "But I doubt that."