On my way to coffee with Cath, I found this tale of Single woe in the free newspaper on the bus.
"Swan Accused of Killing First Wife, Driving Away Two More" really sums it up. What I find greatly amusing is that visitors to the pond get very upset at the sight of Swanny Boy swimming all by his lonesome. It's a SWAN! Who cares?!
Still, I think there's a novel in this. There's even a tripartite structure:
The First Mrs. Swan: murdered.
The Second Mrs. Swan: flees with, er, cygnets.
The Third Mrs. Swan: flees to nearby pond, dies of acute depression.
Frankly, I think all the other lady swans have been taking notes and are too smart to get involved with Swan Single here. This makes them way smarter than a lot of human females, who under similar circumstances, would flock to him. ;-)