Feeling fulfilled is not just about being in a relationship. A friend of mine used to always talk about having the trifecta, which meant having the perfect:-
2. home &
I do believe love is a huge part of happiness, but that love does not have to be romantic. You can love your friends deeply and also you can love your work and hobbies. You can be extremely happy and fulfilled through your platonic friendships and family relationships to the point where you don't NEED a romantic love. I think it is good for you at times to be single.
In my adult life, I haven't really spent that long being single, maybe a couple of years max and not all together. However during those times, I do have to say my friendships were very strong! I had two gorgeous girlfriends and we would go out dancing. In the end I didn't want to meet anyone when we were all out, I just loved hanging out with them! Of course when you are happy to be single, you suddenly attract lots of people. It seems your aloofness draws people in.
The other thing that can eclipse relationships is when you have a creative pursuit of some sort that becomes a working passion. When you love what you do, it no longer feels like work and you can become totally absorbed in it. However I think love is better for you than a work obsession.
A pleasant home and cool flatmates are also important to overall happiness. You should love your space, your room, your kitchen and your bathroom. Your home is your retreat, where you sleep and are nourished. You should surround yourself with beauty and the things you love. One of my fave places I ever lived had a spa out the back and we spent most of our time sitting outside. It was great, I enjoyed living there and had a cool laid back housemate. It is important to be happy at home.
So there, it is possible to have the trifecta without romantic love, but love is still part of it. If you are happy, you will attract lots of people and if you know yourself really well, you will attract the right person.
Many people will contribute to this blog - it will be advising you to fill the gap that is left in your heart after a break up with love for yourself until you radiate!