Sometimes in the world you just get tired of being alone--you wake up alone, you go to work alone, you go to the grocery alone, you go home alone, your eat alone, you go to bed alone. Start again the next day. It's sometimes hard to meet someone decent. And if it takes making your hot neighbor mad time and again just so he'll actually knock on your door for a conversation--and you happen to wear fewer and fewer clothes each time--so be it. As far as the ending: I take it as face value, a truly HEA. I really liked this one! Then again, I'm a little odd myself!