I was in a 13 and a half year relationship that ended last year. At the time, I really paniced at being alone for pretty much the first time in my adult life.
Since then, my mind has changed completely. I have no trouble meeting people, including memembers of the opposite sex. I find it very easy to talk to people. As such, I never really feel lonely. In fact, I've come to value my personal space a great deal.
If I want to be in the company of others, I will go out and I know I'll meet someone. If not, I am glad I have my own private space.
I know a lot of single people out there want a gf/bf, but in my experiences, it seems like a lot of people just want SOMEBODY...ANYBODY...so they don't feel lonely anymore. I'm not like that. I'm not lonely, so if we are to have relationship you must be
the right person for me, which I have yet to find.
Some have told this is being too picky, but I think that when entering into a relationship one SHOULD be picky. Lack of standards is probably the leading cause of break ups.