I don’t burn candles at all unless the power is out, and even then I’d rather use battery operated lights. Unless I have guests for dinner, I’ll use candles on the table, but that is rare.
When I was a kid our new home burned to the ground with all our belongings in it. Our family of five had literally the clothes on our back and lived in our Volkswagen van for a few weeks.
Whenever I light a candle that phrase “never leave a burning candle unattended” goes through my mind. Because I rarely sit, I’m always working on some project, I’m never attending candles so I simply don’t use them. About 20 years ago I had a coworker who did the party lights thing, I spent hundreds of dollars on a few different candle purchases from her to be supportive...I recently gave away a big bag of them that I still had because I simply don’t burn candles.