I want to start looking at your problem, Jennifer, by challenging your assumption that most people of your age are lonely.
I am told that I have a bubbly personality and am very warm and kind. I will be saying more about this next week when I have a look back, but I want to flag up to readers that I will not be answering any more problems.
By cutting off this possibility at the start, you are trying to exercise total control and deny the relationship any spontaneity or surprise.
There are other people like you out there, that’s for sure.
And yet this isn’t enough: you want somebody of your own.
This is a fundamental human want, and I see no reason why you can’t find it.