6. Andersen was rather particular about his love relationships too. He was known for his interest in unattainable women like the Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, who inspired him to write The Nightingale, and a girl named Riborg Voigt who wrote him a letter which was found on Andersen’s chest when he died, several decades after he first fell in love with her. Andersen also become attracted to non-reciprocating men. Lately, some literary studies have speculated about a homoerotic nuance in Andersen’s works and many of his stories are interpreted as references to his sexual grief. In Andersen’s early life, he recorded in his private journal his refusal to have sexual relations and, in fact, although Andersen had multiple crushes on women, he never married and always lived alone.