Let me say this....just when I had given up on relationships and sex in general is when I found my partner.
I had come to peace with my life. I didn't need a man. I had a good job, a house , a good car....who needs a man? I really was not looking for a relationship at all. I enjoyed my time alone, yes I got lonely but still, it was easier to be alone.
I told my parents to stop asking me about it, it was my life, not their's and when someone came up I would tell them. There should be no pressure.....try to get that through to them (David).
But its funny, for once in my life when I was at peace and not looking is when I found my partner....don't try too hard (don't expect), it will come naturally.
So do you need a partner...No...we are strong on our own! But sometimes it is nice to have one.
Peace and Tranquility all depends on your frame of reference.