In one sense I prefer it this way, because neither of us are the type of people to want to be popping off to parties / social gatherings every weekend; we like our free time and doing stuff with just the two of us. BUT, it does get to me from time to time that there's no-one IRL to chat about stuff with. Is it really strange that far far more of my friends are on-line than IRL?
I sometimes wonder whether this feeling of semi-isolation is something peculiar to Cambridge, but actually I think it's peculiar to me/us. I suppose when it comes down to it, if I really wanted to I could go out and "make friends" with people, but I'm not totally convinced the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. I guess I'm just an anti-social b**** at heart :-)